Texas – A 56-year-old Beaumont woman has pleaded guilty to federal drug
trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S.
Attorney Joseph D. Brown today.
Annette Coleman pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to
distribute crack cocaine and conspiracy to launder money on June 26, 2018
before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Giblin.
to information presented in court, since December 2012, Coleman was involved in
a drug trafficking organization that distributed crack cocaine in the Beaumont,
Texas, area. During this time, Coleman allowed drugs and drug proceeds to
be stored at her home in the 3300 block of Paris Street in Beaumont and she was
personally responsible for delivering crack cocaine to others in the Beaumont
area. Coleman was indicted by a federal grand jury and charged with drug
trafficking violations on Feb. 7, 2018.
Under federal statutes, Coleman faces at least 10 years in federal prison at
sentencing. The minimum statutory sentence prescribed by Congress is
provided here for information purposes, as the sentencing will be determined by
the court based on the advisory sentencing guidelines and other statutory
factors. A sentencing hearing will be scheduled after the completion of a
presentence investigation by the U.S. Probation Office.
case is being prosecuted under the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force
(OCDETF) as a joint investigation. The principal mission of the OCDETF
program is to identify, disrupt and dismantle the most serious drug trafficking
organizations, weapons trafficking offenders, money laundering organizations,
and those individuals responsible for the nation’s illegal drug supply.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and
the Beaumont Police Department and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher T. Rapp.
Public Information Officer/Law Enforcement Coordinator
U.S. Attorney's Office
Eastern District of Texas