orangeleader.com (Orange, Texas)

February 27, 2013

Nederland man sentenced for drug trafficking

Special to The Leader
US Attorney

BEAUMONT — A 39-year-old Nederland, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales.

George Alexander Faulk pleaded guilty on Oct. 11, 2012, to possession with intent to distribute over 5 grams of methamphetamine and was sentenced to 100 months in federal prison on Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Thad Heartfield.

According to information presented in court, on June 20, 2011, Faulk sold an “8-ball” (3.5 grams) of methamphetamine to another person for $300 at Faulk’s residence. On Jan. 18, 2012, officers executed an arrest warrant for Faulk at his residence for delivery of methamphetamine. Officers located Faulk and he was arrested without incident.

Officers asked if he was in possession of any methamphetamine or if any methamphetamine was inside his residence. Faulk advised methamphetamine was located in a safe in his kitchen, and he provided the combination to officers. Inside the safe, officers located a clear bag containing 20.83 grams of 97 percent pure d-methamphetamine hydrochloride.

Nearby, a black nylon bag contained 14 individually packaged bags containing a total of 13.94 grams of 94 percent pure d-methamphetamine hydrochloride. Many of the individually packaged bags were labeled with “G” or “1/16”, which indicates 1 gram or 1/16 of an ounce (1.75 grams). Digital scales, hypodermic syringes, a metal spoon, and several empty re-sealable bags were also located.

Faulk was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 16, 2012 and charged with federal drug trafficking violations.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Jefferson County Narcotics Task Force and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Baylor Wortham.