EDGEWOOD, Texas — An Edgewood man was sentenced to 65 months in federal prison for trafficking methamphetamine, the U.S. Attorney's Office of the Eastern District of Texas announced yesterday.

52-year-old Timothy Dwayne Henson was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Jeremy D. Kernodle to 65 months in federal prison. On January 7, 2020, Henson pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. He had been indicted by a federal grand jury on August 8, 2018.

Henson, according to information presented in court, sold methamphetamine during two controlled purchases in Van Zandt County on two separate occasions in July 2018.

On September 9, 2018, authorities executed a search warrant at his Van Zandt County residence and recovered methamphetamine.

"Henson admitted to being involved in a conspiracy to obtain and distribute methamphetamine, and that he was directly responsible for the distribution of at least 500 grams of methamphetamine," read a statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Office and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alan Jackson.