FORT WORTH — A man faces 10 years to life in federal prison and a $5 million fine after being convicted by a federal jury on Wednesday for methamphetamine possession with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more.
Jermaine Duane Irvin, 41, has been in custody since his arrest at his home in Arlington on Feb. 28. Irvin is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 13 by U.S. District Judge John McBryde, a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office said.
Irvin and four others, Christopher Gamez of Arlington; Osamu John Hack of Grand Prairie; Maria Guadalupe Contreras; and Alex Plasencio III, also of Arlington; were charged with running the conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in the Arlington area from August 2012 to February 25, the release said.
Gamez, Contreras, Hack and Plasencio were arrested in late February and have each pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. -- Mitch Mitchell