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Odessa attorney sentenced to 2 years in federal prison

He is charged with being a drug user in possession of a firearm.

MIDLAND, Texas —

In a press release Wednesday, the United States Attorney’s Office Western District of Texas announced that a federal judge sentenced Adrian Antonio Chavez, a practicing attorney in Odessa, to 24 months in prison for being a drug user in possession of a firearm.

On top of the prison sentence, U.S. District Judge David Counts ordered Chavez to pay a $10,000 fine and be placed on supervised release for three years after his prison term is over. 

According to the release, on April 15, 2021, Chavez entered a plea of guilty to one count of being a drug user in possession of a firearm before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ronald C. Griffin. 

According to court records, the Odessa Police Department executed a search warrant of Chavez’s home after they received information that he received quantities of methamphetamine.

During the search, officers recovered a Springfield Armory Hellcat 9mm, a Taurus Brasil 357 Magnum, a Rossi RS22 .22 caliber rifle, a Remington Wingmaster 870TB 12-guage shotgun and a Remington 770 .30-06 caliber rifle. 

Additionally, officers confiscated methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

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