Alonzo Smith, a key figure in drug trafficking within Fort Worth, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. The sentencing was confirmed by the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas, Leigha Simonton. Smith, 29, had previously pleaded guilty in July to conspiracy to possess a controlled substance with intent to distribute, following his charge in May 2023.
Court documents reveal the extensive nature of Smith’s operations, including multiple drug houses in the Fort Worth area. These locations were linked with the 5×2 Hoova Crip gang and were used for storing and distributing large quantities of illegal drugs such as methamphetamine, cocaine, and heroin.
A significant discovery was made during a search warrant execution at one of these drug houses. Authorities seized 800 grams of methamphetamine, 188 grams of cocaine, 496 grams of black tar heroin, and 300 grams of fentanyl. This find underscores the scale of Smith’s criminal activities.
Lester R. Hayes Jr., Special Agent in Charge for Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Dallas, highlighted the importance of dismantling such criminal organizations. He commended the efforts of HSI and the Fort Worth Police Department in their successful operations against Smith’s network.
The collaboration between HSI and local law enforcement was crucial in apprehending Smith and disrupting his drug trafficking enterprise. This joint effort reflects a strong commitment to combating drug-related crimes in the community.
With Smith’s sentencing, there is a notable impact on the fight against drug trafficking in Fort Worth. The sentencing serves as a significant milestone in law enforcement’s ongoing efforts to ensure public safety and combat illegal drug activities.