Texas – A 35-year-old Houston man has pleaded guilty to federal drug
trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Acting U.S.
Attorney Brit Featherston today.
Clive Arnold pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute
methamphetamine today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Giblin.
to information presented in court, in August 2015, law enforcement officers
investigating suspected drug trafficking of methamphetamine through Southeast
Texas. Surveillance revealed Arnold was supplying large quantities of
methamphetamine to others for distribution. Arnold was stopped leaving a
Houston residence and found to be in possession of drugs and cash. A
backpack with over $39,000 in cash was located at the Houston residence and it
was determined to belong to Arnold. Arnold was indicted by a federal
grand jury on Feb. 1, 2017.
Under federal statutes, Arnold faces a minimum of 10 years and up to life in
federal prison at sentencing. The maximum statutory sentence prescribed
by Congress is provided here for information purposes, as the sentencing will
be determined by the court based on the advisory sentencing guidelines and
other statutory factors. A sentencing hearing will be scheduled after the
completion of a presentence investigation by the U.S. Probation Office.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration,
Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms
and Explosives and prosecuted by Assistant U.S.
Attorney Michelle S. Englade.
Public Information Officer/Law Enforcement Coordinator
U.S. Attorney's Office
Eastern District of Texas