Jacksonville men sentenced for alleged roles in methamphetamine trafficking ring

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Three East Texas men were sentenced for their roles in a drug-trafficking ring.

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Carlos Brejhon Battle, 33, of Jacksonville was sentenced to 100 months in federal prison on August 2. Battle pleaded guilty on March 21, 2018 to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

The U.S. Attorney's Office also reported Carton Deshan Johnson, 28, of Jacksonville was sentenced to 130 months in federal prison and David Lee Williams, 32, of Jacksonville was sentenced to 57 months on August 1.  Johnson pleaded guilty on March 21, 2018, to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Williams pleaded guilty to the same charge on March 22, 2018.

"According to information presented in court, a federal investigation into wide-spread drug trafficking in East Texas resulted in a federal indictment being returned by a grand jury on Oct. 18, 2017, charging eight individuals with multiple drug trafficking and firearms-related charges," stated the U.S. Attorney's Office.

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, the case is being investigated by the FBI, the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office and the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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