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Dallas man who maintained GHB lab and methamphetamine near elementary school sentenced to 25 years in federal prison on firearm and drug convictions

(DALLAS) - Bryce Edward Hansen, 44, of Dallas, Texas, who pleaded guilty in February 2017 to one count of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and one count of possessing a controlled substance with intent to distribute, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Sam A. Lindsay to 300 months in federal prison.  DEA Dallas Division’s Special Agent in Charge Clyde E. Shelley, Jr. and U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas made the announcement today.
According to documents filed in the case and statements made on the record at his sentencing hearing today, on June 3, 2016, law enforcement executed a search warrant at a storage unit located near an elementary school in Dallas, Texas.  A search of the unit resulted in the discovery of approximately 1.5 kilograms of methamphetamine, three firearms, and evidence of a laboratory used in the production of Gamma Hydroxybutyrate (GHB). Numerous drug scales and unused small zip lock baggies were also discovered in the storage unit.  Law enforcement discovered that Hansen, who has been previously convicted of several drug offenses, leased the storage unit. 
Following the search of the storage unit, law enforcement searched Hansen’s residence and found more methamphetamine and GHB along with U.S. currency and another firearm.   
 
The Drug Enforcement Administration, with assistance from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, investigated.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Jamie L. Hoxie prosecuted.

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