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United States Attorney John L. Ratcliffe
Eastern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                               CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2007                                                             PHONE: (409) 839-2538
WWW.USDOJ.GOV/USAO/txe                                                    CELL: (409) 553-9881


TYLER, TX – United States Attorney John L. Ratcliffe announced today that a 32-year-old El Dorado, Arkansas man has been sentenced to 96 months in federal prison for drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
CHRISTOPHER HUDSON was sentenced for Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine today by United States District Judge Leonard Davis.

According to information presented in court, on January 10, 2004, a Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper stopped Hudson's vehicle for traffic violations on Interstate Highway 20 in Smith County, Texas.  The traffic stop led to a search of Hudson's vehicle and the discovery of approximately 55 grams of methamphetamine and a .45 caliber pistol.  Hudson pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine on February 5, 2007.
This case was investigated by the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jim Noble.




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