Orange, Texas Man Sentenced to 10 years in Federal Prison for Drug Trafficking

Orange, Texas Man Sentenced to 10 years in Federal Prison for Drug Trafficking
Roy Allen John Jr

An Orange, Texas man, Roy Allen John, Jr., 47, has been sentenced to 122 months (10+ years) in federal prison for drug trafficking in the Eastern District of Texas. The announcement was made by U.S. Attorney Damien M. Diggs.

John pleaded guilty to charges of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking crime. The sentencing was carried out by U.S. District Judge Marcia A. Crone on January 16, 2024.

The case originated from an incident in January 2022 when John was arrested for selling approximately 27.89 grams of methamphetamine to another individual for $350 in cash. The transaction took place in the Home Depot parking lot in Orange. Subsequent to his arrest, law enforcement discovered an additional 123 grams of methamphetamine and three firearms in the vehicle John was driving.

The prosecution of this case was conducted as part of the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program, a joint effort involving federal, state, and local authorities. PSN is an evidence-based program aimed at reducing violent crime. It brings together various stakeholders to identify and address the most pressing violent crime issues in the community. The strategy involves focusing enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and collaborating with local prevention and reentry programs for sustained crime reduction.

The investigation was carried out by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Orange Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph R. Batte prosecuted the case.