Aransas Pass Man Sentenced for Trafficking Meth
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A 37 year-old local man has been handed a significant federal prison sentence following his conviction of possession with intent to distribute 11.88 grams of meth, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux, Houston Division and U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery.
Bryson Hughes pleaded guilty Jan. 19.
Today, U.S. District Judge Drew B. Tipton sentenced Hughes to serve 60 months in federal prison to be immediately followed by four years of supervised release. At the hearing, Hughes expressed his remorse for the offense he committed and requested that his sentence include drug treatment and testing so that he can continue his rehabilitation.
On April 22, 2021, authorities had observed a vehicle leaving the residence of a known meth dealer and conducted a traffic stop. Hughes was driving. Law enforcement asked him to exit the vehicle, at which time he admitted there was a marijuana cigarette on the floorboard.
Upon further search, they found a lock box on the floorboard of the driver’s seat which contained meth as well as between two layers of socks on his left foot.
The narcotics totaled 11.88 grams.
Hughes has been and will remain in custody pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future.
The Drug Enforcement Administration conducted the investigation with the assistance of the Aransas Pass Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Amanda L. Gould prosecuted the case.