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Orange County man charged with federal drug trafficking

BEAUMONT — A 59-year-old Orange, Texas man has been indicted on federal drug trafficking charges in the Eastern District of Texas.

Grover Lee Roberts was indicted on Oct. 7 and charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine.  Roberts was arrested in Orange on Friday on those charges.

According to the indictment, since 2008, Roberts conspired with others to distribute more than 28 grams of crack cocaine from his residence on South Hart Avenue in Orange, Texas.

If convicted, Roberts faces up to 40 years in federal prison.

This case is being investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Orange Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John Craft.

A grand jury indictment is not evidence of guilt.  All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.