Louisiana Man Sentenced for Dealing Meth in East Texas

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 2:00pm

A 35-year-old Zwolle, Louisiana man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking charges in the Eastern District of Texas.

Kinte Varness Garner pleaded guilty on August 21, 2012, to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of methamphetamine and was sentenced to 262 months in federal prison Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Michael H. Schneider. 

Garner was also ordered to submit to forfeiture of $5,000.00.

According to information presented in court, up until September 2011, Garner conspired with another person to acquire and distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine throughout the Tyler, Texas area. 

A federal grand jury returned an indictment on October 5, 2011, charging Garner with federal violations.

Garner’s co-defendant, Camera Neal Holden, Jr., was sentenced to 60 months in federal prison on September 11, 2012.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Canton Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Bill Baldwin.


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