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Big Sandy man sentenced for drug trafficking

Released by: Eastern District of Texas

TYLER, TX– A 32-year-old Big Sandy, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Noel Arreon Weatherby pleaded guilty on Apr. 12, 2010, to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and was sentenced to 60 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Michael Schneider.

According to information presented in court, on Oct. 20, 2008, Weatherby was found by Upshur County Sheriff's deputies and Winnsboro police officers at a residence where he was preparing to manufacture methamphetamine. Weatherby was in possession of laboratory equipment and a liquid solution containing about 200 grams of methamphetamine.

This case was investigated by the Winnsboro Police Department, the Upshur County Sheriff's Office and the DEA and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jim Noble.

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