Longview Man Sentenced on Federal Drug Charges
TYLER, TX—U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that a Longview man has been sentenced to federal prison for his involvement in a drug conspiracy in the Eastern District of Texas.
Antonio Cortez Gonzales, 35, of Longview, Texas, was sentenced to 136 months in federal prison today by United States District Judge Michael H. Schneider. Gonzales had entered a guilty plea on October 2, 2014, on charges he conspired with others to distribute cocaine and marijuana.
According to information presented in court, Gonzales, along with his co-defendants, distributed drugs including cocaine and marijuana in the Longview, Texas area. Drugs were shipped from an individual in Houston, Texas to Gonzales’ residence in Longview, where he then distributed the drugs to other people.
Gonzales was indicted on August 28, 2013. As part of his sentence, Gonzales was also ordered to forfeit a money judgment in the amount of $336,000, a residence in Longview, Texas, a vehicle, three firearms and ammunition.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Texas Department of Public Safety. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mary Ann Cozby.