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United States Attorney John L. Ratcliffe
Eastern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                               CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2007                                                       PHONE: (409) 839-2538
WWW.USDOJ.GOV/USAO/txe                                                    CELL: (409) 553-9881
                                                                                                    

LaBELLE MAN GUILTY OF FEDERAL METHAMPHETAMINE VIOLATIONS

BEAUMONT, TX – United States Attorney John L. Ratcliffe announced today that a 24-year-old LaBelle man has pleaded guilty to federal drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas. 

WESLEY RYAN DUPUY admitted to Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine today before United States District Judge Marcia Crone.

            According to information presented in court, on February 20, 2007, Dupuy was stopped for a traffic violation by officers with the Beaumont Police Department.  Officers received consent to search Dupuy and his vehicle and discovered approximately 39 grams of methamphetamine. 

Dupuy faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000 at sentencing.  A sentencing date has not yet been set.

            This case is being investigated by the Beaumont Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert L. Rawls.

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