Convicted meth trafficker gets prison

August 11, 2008 4:23:46 PM PDT
A convicted methamphetamine trafficker in East Texas has been sentenced to nearly 16 years in federal prison. A federal judge in Beaumont on Monday sentenced 44-year-old Richard Gonzalez of Houston to 188 months in prison.

A jury in March convicted Gonzalez of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.

Prosecutors say Gonzalez, from April 2006 until April 2007, was responsible for distributing about seven pounds of meth from his business, the Smokin Tat2, in Webster.

He was indicted in May 2007.

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