DALLAS — Nicholas Kyle Driggers, 31, of Forney, Texas, was
sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Sam A. Lindsay to a 151 months in
federal prison following his guilty plea in June 2017 to one count of
possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, announced U.S.
Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.
Driggers has been in custody since the time of his arrest in March 2017.
According to documents filed in the case, on March 2, 2017, Addison Police
performed a computer check
of a vehicle and discovered that the registered owner, Driggers, had an active
warrant for a parole violation. After arresting Driggers officers
examined the vehicle and observed a strong and distinct odor of marijuana
coming from inside of the vehicle. In plain view, the officer observed a
partially smoked marijuana cigarette and other drug paraphernalia. A search
of the vehicle revealed two bags containing over 450 grams of methamphetamine,
two handguns, Xanax pills, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and $2,229.00 in cash.
Texas Department of Public Safety, Addison, Texas Police Department, and the
Carrolton Police Department investigated the case. Assistant U.S.
Attorney George Leal prosecuted.