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Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Flint Man Sentenced on Federal Drug Charges



TYLER, Texas - U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that a Flint man has been sentenced to federal prison for his involvement in a drug conspiracy in the Eastern District of Texas.

Isaac Dion Smith, also known as “Ike”, 34, of Flint, Texas, was sentenced to 144 months in prison today by United States District Judge Michael H. Schneider. Smith had entered a guilty plea on October 14, 2014, on charges he conspired with others to distribute methamphetamine and heroin.

According to information presented in court, Smith, along with his co-defendants, distributed drugs including methamphetamine and heroin in the north Tyler, Texas area. Firearms were also bartered and sold by the group. The group was supplied by sources primarily in the Dallas, Texas area.

Smith and 12 co-defendants were indicted on a 23-count indictment by a federal grand jury on April 23, 2014. To date, his co-defendants have been sentenced as follows:

Desirae Dewberry, 34, of Longview, was sentenced on January 16, 2015, to 60 months; Deidra Duran, 22, of Mineola, was sentenced on January 16, 2015, to 32 months; Jacob Durst, also known as "Bubba" and "Chucky", 23, of Tyler, was sentenced on January 22, 2015, to 72 months; Victor Grant, also known as "Vic", 23, of Tyler, was sentenced on December 3, 2014, to 66 months; Keith Kimbrough, 47, of Huntsville, Alabama, was sentenced on January 16, 2015, to 24 months; Hannah McCartney Manziel, 25, of Lindale, was sentenced on January 15, 2015, to 32 months; Sabrina Tutt, also known as "Taylor Breeze" and "Breezy", 35, of Tennessee Colony, was sentenced on January 16, 2015, to 32 months; and Cedric Williams, also known as "Ced", 34, of Tyler, was sentenced on January 15, 2015, to 36 months.

Additionally, Smith and codefendants agreed to forfeit multiple firearms and money judgments totaling $18,000.00 to the United States.

This case was investigated by the Smith County Sheriff’s Department, Tyler Police Department, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), and it was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Bill Baldwin.

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