Texarkana, Arkansas – David Clay Fowlkes, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Gerson Eduardo Magana, 25, of Texarkana, Arkansas, was sentenced today to 70 months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for the Distribution of more than 50 grams or more of pure methamphetamine. The Honorable Chief Judge Susan O. Hickey presided over the sentencing hearing, in the United States District Court’s Texarkana Division.
According to court records, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Bi-State Narcotics Task Force conducted a controlled purchase of methamphetamine from Magana in June of 2018. The substance purchased from Magana was submitted to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory, which found it to contain at least 70.8 grams of pure methamphetamine.
Magana was indicted by a federal grand jury in June of 2019 and entered a guilty plea in October of 2019.
This case was investigated by the FBI and the Bi-State Narcotics Drug Task Force. Assistant United States Attorney Graham Jones prosecuted the case for the Western District of Arkansas.