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United States Attorney John L. Ratcliffe
Eastern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                               CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2007                                       PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
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DALLAS MAN GUILTY OF FEDERAL DRUG VIOLATIONS

TYLER, TX – United States Attorney John L. Ratcliffe announced today that a 35-year-old Dallas man has pleaded guilty to federal drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas. 

ANDRES SAENZ REYNA admitted to being involved in a conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine today before United States Magistrate Judge John D. Love.

According to information presented in court, an ongoing investigation began in January 2003 into the distribution of methamphetamine in East Texas.  The operation has resulted in numerous undercover purchases and seizures of both drugs and guns.  A federal indictment was returned on February 6, 2007 charging 16 individuals, including Reyna, with federal crimes.   

Reyna 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 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Gregg County District Attorney's Office, the Longview Police Department and the Gregg County CODE Unit.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Richard L. Moore.

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