Nacogdoches man gets 10 years for cocaine trafficking
Rodney Stevenson (Source: Angelina County Jail)
From the US Attorney's Office
BEAUMONT, Texas – A 26-year-old
Nacogdoches, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug
trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney
John M. Bales today.
Stevenson pleaded guilty on Aug. 29, 2012, to conspiracy to distribute and
possess with intent to distribute 5 kilograms or more of crack cocaine and was
sentenced to 120 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Ron
According to information presented in court, from 2008 to June 20, 2012, Donald
Dixon, a.k.a. "Black", Cedrick Fowler, a.k.a. "C" and "C-Murder", Kerry Wayne
Griffin, a.k.a. "Big Boy", Omar Paunetto, Jose Angel Bustillos, Michael John
Pereira, Rodney Stevenson, a.k.a. "Arod", Darius Thorn, a.k.a. "Bs" and "Beez",
Tremaine Smith and Anthony Fowler conspired to traffic cocaine and crack
cocaine throughout East Texas.
Stevenson's role in the organization was to assist Cedrick Fowler in
acquisition of cocaine and the distribution of cocaine base. Stevenson
traveled with Cedrick Fowler on one or more occasions to purchase cocaine from
Donald Dixon. On May 25, 2012, investigators executed an arrest warrant
at Stevenson's apartment and detained him after he attempted to flee. They
found C. Fowler in a second bedroom of the apartment and Stevenson's girlfriend
in his bedroom. Underneath a pillow on Stevenson's bed, agents recovered a FEG,
9mm, Model P9R, semiautomatic pistol. They also found 4 pounds of marijuana in
the bedroom closet and a small amount of cocaine in a kitchen cabinet.
Stevenson was responsible for distributing over 5 kilograms of cocaine.
On June 20, 2012, a federal grand jury returned a 10-count indictment charging
10 defendants, including Stevenson, with drug trafficking violations.
This case is the result of an ongoing Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task
Force (OCDETF) joint investigation. The principal mission of the OCDETF
program is to identify, disrupt and dismantle the most serious drug
trafficking, weapons trafficking and money laundering organizations, and those
primarily responsible for the nation's illegal drug supply.
This case was investigated by
the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Nacogdoches Police Department, and the
Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:14 AM EDT2013-05-18 04:14:44 GMT
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