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Multi-Convicted Felon Sentenced to Serve 188 Months in Federal Prisonon Drug Distribution and Firearms Convictions
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Multi-Convicted Felon Sentenced to Serve 188 Months in Federal Prison
on Drug Distribution and Firearms Convictions

DALLAS — Eric Fabian Cruz, 25, of Dallas, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater to serve a total of 188 months in federal prison, following his guilty plea in January 2016 to methamphetamine distribution and firearms charges, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.

Specifically, Cruz pleaded guilty to three counts of distribution of methamphetamine, one count of possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.  Cruz has been in custody since his arrest in September 2015 by special agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).  Judge Fitzwater sentenced him on June 17, 2016, to 188 months on the drug convictions and 120 months on the firearms conviction, to run concurrently. 

According to documents filed in the case, on three occasions in September 2015, Cruz met a witness at his residence on Tyrone Drive in Dallas and sold the witness methamphetamine.  When law enforcement executed a search warrant at his residence on September 22, 2015, they found at least 50 grams of methamphetamine by the door of the residence.  Law enforcement also located three firearms – a Smith and Wesson, Model Bodyguard 380, .380 caliber pistol; a Springfield, Model XD-40 Compact, .40 caliber pistol; and a Romarm, Model GP/WASR/63, 7.62x39 caliber rifle – in Cruz’s bedroom in the residence.  Cruz has multiple felony convictions in north Texas.

ATF and the Dallas Police Department investigated the case.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew Wirmani was in charge of the prosecution.

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