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Two Dallas men sentenced to prison for drug trafficking in East Texas

TYLER TX -Two men from Dallas were sentenced to federal prison this week for drug trafficking in the Eastern District of Texas it was announced Oct. 28 by U.S. Attorney John M. Bales.

Cendrick Henderson, 23, pleaded guilty May 21 to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine. He was sentenced Tuesday to 120 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Michael H. Schneider. Henderson also agreed to the forfeiture of $30,000.

According to information presented in court, from October 2007 through at least September 2008, Henderson conspired with others to obtain crack cocaine from a source in Dallas and distribute the drug to others in and around the area.

A federal indictment was returned by the grand jury on Feb. 4, 2009, charging four individuals, including Henderson, with federal drug trafficking crimes.

His case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Tyler Police Department and were prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Ann Cozby. 

Hilario Augustin Lopez, 38, pleaded guilty May 19 to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and was also sentenced Tuesday to 120 months in federal prison by the same judge.

According to information presented in court, during 2007 and 2008 Lopez distributed methamphetamine in the East Texas area. A federal indictment was returned by the grand jury on Dec. 2, 2008, charging Lopez with federal drug trafficking crimes.

His case was investigated by the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas Department of Public Safety Narcotics Service and was also prosecuted by Cozby.

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