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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of Texas

For Immediate Release

Monday, January 25, 2016
John R. Parker
, United States Attorney
Contact: Kathy Colvin

Meth Traffickers Receive Lengthy Federal Prison Sentences

FORT WORTH, Texas — Two North Texas men have been sentenced to lengthy federal prison terms for their roles in a methamphetamine distribution conspiracy that operated in North Texas for approximately two years, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.

Eric Summers, 40, of Arlington, Texas, and David Godinez, 35, of Balch Springs, Texas, were sentenced on Friday by U.S. District Judge John McBryde to 360 months and 250 months, respectively, in federal prison.  Summers’ sentence is to be served concurrently with pending state cases.

Each pleaded guilty in August 2015 to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine.  According to documents filed in the case, since approximately 2012, Summers and Godinez received methamphetamine from co-conspirators and distributed it to others.  All nine individuals charged in the conspiracy have pleaded guilty; five have been sentenced to federal prison sentences ranging from 250 months to 480 months. 

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Texas Department of Public Safety investigated.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn Smith prosecuted.


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