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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Texas

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Palestine Man Sentenced For Possession With Intent To Distribute Methamphetamine

Department of Justice
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 TYLER, Texas – A 39-year-old Palestine, Texas man has been sentenced for his part in a multi-defendant drug conspiracy in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

            Craig Lee Bice pleaded guilty on October 30, 2012, to possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.  Bice was sentenced to 96 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Leonard Davis.

            According to information presented in court, on November 17, 2010, Bice possessed 97.25 grams of a mixture containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine which he intended to distribute in the Eastern District of Texas.  Bice was indicted on April 11, 2012, along with three codefendants. 

            Bice’s codefendants have all been sentenced.  Jeremy Bice was sentenced on March 13, 2013 to 37 months in prison; Brandon Maciel was sentenced on March 15, 2013 to 87 months in federal prison and Valerie Lynn Doyle was sentenced on March 20, 2013 to 70 months in prison.

This case was investigated by the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Ann Cozby.

Updated March 12, 2015