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Florencio Campos Jr. (Smith County Jail Records)

A Tyler man was sentenced to three years in federal prison Thursday on drug trafficking charges. 

Florencio Campos Jr., 36, pleaded guilty on March 19 to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine. He was ordered to forfeit $27,810, according to an Eastern District of Texas U.S. Attorney's Office news release.

A federal grand jury indicted him on June 29, 2018. Many firearms and much ammunition and evidence of drug trafficking activities such pages of ledgers for tracking illegal cocaine transactions and roughly $28,000 in cash were found at Campos’ residence when a search warrant was executed on May 22, 2018, according to the release.

Authorities also found Campos’ cellphones with texts showing illegal transactions, the release stated.

The FBI, Texas Department of Public Safety, Smith County Sheriff’s Office and Tyler Police Department investigated the case and Assistant U.S. Attorney Alan Jackson prosecuted.

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