A Marshall man was sentenced to federal jail for drug trafficking crimes within the Jap District of Texas, introduced Performing U.S. Legal professional Nicholas J. Ganjei.
Fernie Moreno, 35, pleaded responsible on Nov. 23, 2020, to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and was sentenced to 120 months in federal jail at present by U.S. District Choose Rodney Gilstrap.
“Drug traffickers who ply their lethal wares in our communities will likely be met with harsh penalties,” stated Performing U.S. Legal professional Nicholas J. Ganjei. “EDTX, together with its legislation enforcement companions, will do no matter it takes to make sure that Harrison County is saved secure and drug free.”
In response to info introduced in court docket, Moreno was a member of a prison group accountable for promoting massive portions of methamphetamine in Marshall.
Moreno and eight others had been indicted by a federal grand jury on Feb. 19, 2020, with 5 of those co-defendants already having been sentenced for his or her roles within the prison conspiracy.
Danny Brian Hernandez was sentenced to 17 years in federal jail, whereas Ronald Charles Parker acquired 14 years, Armando Ivan De La Torre acquired 16 years, Daniel Ramirez acquired 10 years and Martin Lopez acquired 10 years.
Pursuant to Operation Pine Curtain, quite a few different co-conspirators have been arrested and are awaiting inclinations of their respective circumstances.
Operation Pine Curtain is a part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Process Forces (OCDETF) operation.
OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level prison organizations that threaten the USA utilizing a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency strategy.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the Texas Division of Public Security; the Harrison County Sheriff’s Workplace; and the Marshall Police Division. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Legal professional Lucas Machicek.
Arrests made by the Harrison County Sheriff’s Division
Daniel Lee Czerwinski was arrested March 30 on possession of drug paraphernalia.
Javis Ohasuerus Gill was arrested March 30 on failure to establish fugitive intent give false, possession of managed substance in penalty group 2A, lower than two ounces and theft of property, greater than $100, lower than $750.
Robert Olan Groves was arrested March 30 on costs of assault causes bodily harm household violence.
David Ray Millerd was arrested March 30 on costs of possession of a managed substance in penalty group 1, lower than 1 gram.
Michelle Christiana Pena was arrested March 30 on a Panola County warrant for DWI.
Matthew Stephen Varner was arrested March 30 on two costs for housebreaking of a habitation.