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Amarillo Methamphetamine Trafficker Sentenced

MAY 02 (AMARILLO, Texas) - Juan Daniel Mares, 40, of Amarillo, Texas, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater to 168 months in federal prison on a methamphetamine distribution conviction, announced John Parker, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas.

Mares pleaded guilty in January 2017 to one count of possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. He has been in custody since his arrest on September 13, 2016.

According to documents filed in the case, on September 10, 2015 Mares agreed to meet with an undercover Texas Department of Public Safety agent at a Walmart store in Canton, Texas, and sell him one pound of methamphetamine.

After the undercover agent arrived at the parking lot of the Walmart store, Mares got into the agent’s vehicle and gave the agent a shoebox containing 446 grams of methamphetamine, the agent in turn gave Mares $6,100.

The Texas Department of Public Safety, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Drug Enforcement Administration, Amarillo Police Department, Potter County Sheriff’s Office, and Randall County Sheriff’s Office investigated.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Joshua Frausto and Sean Taylor prosecuted.   
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