Amarillo man sentenced to 20 years in prison for methamphetamine distribution

Amarillo man sentenced to 20 years in prison for methamphetamine distribution
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U.S. District Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater sentenced Noel Cuellar, 37, of Amarillo, Texas, for his role in a methamphetamine distribution conspiracy that operated in the Amarillo area, announced U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox of the Northern District of Texas.

Cuellar pleaded guilty in January 2018 to one count of distribution and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. He has been in custody since the time of indictment in November 2017.

According to the plea agreement factual resume, on May 5, 2015, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Criminal Investigations Division agents executed a search warrant on Jammie Lee Moore's residence located in Amarillo, Texas. DPS agents located approximately nine pounds of methamphetamine and $10,000 in United States Currency in a Chevrolet pickup parked outside Moore's residence and that agents had previously seen Moore driving.

Through further investigation, law enforcement learned that Cuellar had previously distributed this methamphetamine to Moore. Cuellar admitted to distributing pound quantities of methamphetamine for further distribution in the Amarillo area.

The Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations Division, Drug Administration Enforcement and Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Joshua Frausto was in charge of the prosecution.