Meth dealer gets more than four years in federal prison, co-defendant awaits sentencing

Gregory Phillip Walker - 57

One of two men who have pleaded guilty to trafficking pounds of methamphetamine in the Texarkana area was sentenced to more than four years in federal prison earlier this month.

Gregory Phillip Walker and Keith Everett Kelley, aka “Head,” are named in a two-count indictment handed down in June by a federal grand jury in the Texarkana Division of the Eastern District of Texas. The two men arranged for the delivery of a pound and a half of meth from a supplier in California in January 2015.

Unbeknownst to Walker and Kelley, the supplier had been arrested previously on his way to Texarkana and was working with authorities. Kelley and Walker arranged to pay $10,200 for a pound and a half of meth when the three men met at a house in Texarkana. According to documents on file in both men’s cases, they were arrested as soon as they took possession of the meth.

Walker received a 55-month sentence at a hearing Jan. 4 before U.S. District Judge Robert Schroeder. He entered a guilty plea to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine at a hearing in August. Upon release from federal prison, Walker will serve four years of supervised release and can be ordered to serve more time if he breaks the law or violates the conditions of his release in other ways.

Kelley entered a guilty plea in October and is awaiting sentencing.

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