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News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 24, 2002

California Resident Arrested in Undercover Operation

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in cooperation with the Concord Police Department, the Pittsburg Police Department, the Antioch Police Department and the San Francisco Police Department announce the arrest of Keegan Crawford, twenty years of age, a resident of Pittsburg, California.

The investigation was initiated two months ago. According to a complaint filed in federal court in San Francisco, undercover law enforcement officers purchased approximately 550 grams of methamphetamine from Crawford. On 10/23/2002 Crawford was arrested in the area of Pittsburg.

Following Keegan Crawford's arrest, law enforcement officers found and seized:
An AK-47 assault rifle,
A loaded .45 caliber pistol,
1.5 lbs. of marijuana,
A 1999 Cadillac Escalade,
A 2002 Yamaha R1 motorcycle,
Two cellular telephones,
$4397 in US currency.

Keegan Crawford had his initial appearance in San Francisco on 10/24/2002 before Magistrate Maria Elena James and is currently in the custody of the United States Marshals Service. Crawford was charged with three counts of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine in violation of Title 21 United States Code, section 841 (a)(1) and 841 (b)(1)(B)(viii). If convicted the defendant faces maximum statutory penalties of five to forty years of imprisonment and two-million dollar fine for each count. Keegan Crawford is presumed innocent unless and until convicted.

The prosecutor is Assistant United States Attorney Kim Briggs.

For further information, please contact DEA Special Agent Richard Meyer at 415-436-7900.

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