Longview man sentenced for drug trafficking

Photo Source: Gregg County
Photo Source: Gregg County

Released by the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Eastern District of Texas:

TYLER, Texas –  U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that a 38-year-old Longview, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for federal drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas.

KEVIN ANTONIO JONES pleaded guilty on Aug. 31, 2009, to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and was sentenced to 60 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Leonard E. Davis.   Stoker was also assessed a $10,000 forfeiture judgment.

According to information presented in court, on Mar. 16, 2009, Jones was arrested and found in possession of more than 100 grams of crack cocaine which he intended to distribute to others in the Longview, Texas area.  A federal grand jury returned an indictment on Apr. 8, 2009, charging Jones with federal drug trafficking violations.

This case was investigated by the FBI, the Longview Police Department, the Gregg County CODE Unit, and the Gregg County Sheriff's Office and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard L. Moore.