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Fort Worth Man Sentenced to Statutory Maximum of 40 Years in Federal Prison on Methamphetamine Conviction

MAR 07 (FORT WORTH, Texas) - Christopher Michael Stewart, 40, was sentenced this morning by U.S. District Judge John McBryde to 480 months in federal prison, following his guilty plea in November 2015 to one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.  The announcement was made today by U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.

According to documents filed in the case, on August 19, 2015, officers with the North Richland Hills Police Department stopped Stewart for committing several traffic violations; he was driving a Dodge pickup truck and was the sole occupant of the truck.  After a drug detection canine alerted to the presence of narcotics, officers searched the vehicle and recovered approximately 1,157 grams of methamphetamine, a loaded Glock handgun, packaging equipment and approximately $17,600 in cash.  The Glock was later confirmed stolen.

The Drug Enforcement Administration and the North Richland Hills Police Department investigated the case.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Joshua Burgess was in charge of the prosecution.

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