CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A 37-year-old local man has been handed a significant federal prison sentence following his conviction for possession with intent to distribute 11.88 grams of meth, announced U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery.
Bryson Hughes pled guilty Jan. 19.
Today, U.S. District Judge Drew B. Tipton sentenced Hughes to serve 60 months in federal prison to be immediately followed by four years of supervised release. At the hearing, Hughes expressed his remorse for the offense he committed and requested that his sentence include drug treatment and testing so that he can continue his rehabilitation.
On April 22, 2021, Hughes was pulled over by authorities for traffic violations after his car was seen leaving the residence of a known meth dealer. Officers asked Hughes to exit the vehicle, and saw what Hughes admitted was a marijuana cigarette on the floorboard.
During a search of the vehicle, officers found a lock box on the driver’s side floorboard which contained meth. Meth was also found between two layers of socks on Hughes’ left foot.
The total weight of the narcotics was 11.88 grams.
Hughes has been and will remain in custody pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future.
The Drug Enforcement Administration conducted the investigation with the assistance of the Aransas Pass Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Amanda L. Gould prosecuted the case.