United States Attorney John L. Ratcliffe
Eastern District of Texas
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: DAVILYN WALSTON
THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2007 PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
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BEAUMONT MAN GUILTY OF FEDERAL DRUG VIOLATIONS
(BEAUMONT TX) United States Attorney John L. Ratcliffe announced today that a 33-year-old Beaumont man has pleaded guilty to federal drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
Jerome Marks pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute cocaine yesterday before United States Magistrate Judge Keith F. Giblin.
According to information presented in court, on two separate occasions in November 2006, Marks sold cocaine to an informant at a Beaumont car wash.
Marks faces up to 40 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $2 million at sentencing. A sentencing date has not been set.
This case is being investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Beaumont Police Department and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert L. Hobbs.
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