A Smith County man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking crimes in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.
34-year-old Marco Aguilera of Tyler pleaded guilty on September 4, 2012, to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime.  Aguilera was sentenced today to 40 months for the drug conviction and 60 months for the firearms conviction.  U.S. District Judge Michael H. Schneider ordered the sentences to be served consecutively for a total of 100 months in federal prison.
According to information presented in court, in March 2012, Aguilera possessed and distributed methamphetamine in a Tyler apartment. Aguilaera admitted to conspiring with others to distribute more than 150 grams of methamphetamine in the Tyler area.  A federal grand jury returned an indictment on April 11, 2012 charging Aguilera with federal drug trafficking violations.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Smith County Sheriff’s Office.