Accused meth dealer indicted

Released by Federal Grand Jury of Eastern District of Texas

TYLER, TX – A federal grand jury returned an indictment this week in a case involving federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas announced United States Attorney John M. Bales today.

Victor Hernandez, Jr., 30, of Henderson, Texas, was indicted on charges of Conspiracy to Possess with the Intent to Distribute and Distribution of Methamphetamine. If convicted, he could receive a term of imprisonment of not less than ten (10) years and not more than life, and a fine not to exceed $4,000,000.00 or both. In addition, the defendant could receive a term of supervised release of at least five (5) years and a mandatory special assessment of $100.00.

The indictment alleges that from in or about October, 2009, until the defendant's arrest on September 22, 2010, Hernandez knowingly and intentionally conspired with others to possess, with the intent to distribute, and distributed 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, a schedule II controlled substance.

This case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Rusk County Sheriff's Office, the Department of Public Safety, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the FBI High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) Task Force. Assistant United States Attorney Richard L. Moore is prosecuting the case.