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United States Attorney Rebecca A. Gregory
Eastern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                     CONTACT:  Donna Krise
THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 2008                                    ACTING PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
www.usdoj.gov/usao/txe                                                                               PHONE: (936) 639-4003
                                                                                                    

TWO MEN SENTENCED FOR FEDERAL DRUG CRIMES

            (TYLER, TX) – United States Attorney Rebecca A. Gregory announced today that a Harrison County man and a Gregg County man have been sentenced for drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
 
JUSTIN JAKE NEWMAN, 28, of Harleton, Texas, had pleaded guilty on January 9, 2008, to being involved in a conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and distribution of methamphetamine.  Newman was sentenced today to 24 months in federal prison. 

THOMAS DALE AMBURN, 29, of Longview, Texas, had pleaded guilty on January 31, 2008, to being involved in a conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and distribution of methamphetamine and was sentenced today to 58 months in federal prison.

            According to information presented in court, since approximately July 2004, the defendants had been conspiring to distribute methamphetamine to others in and around the Longview, Texas area.  The men were sentenced to their respective terms of imprisonment during an appearance today before United States District Judge Leonard E. Davis. 
  
            This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Gregg County Organized Drug Enforcement Unit (CODE), Gregg County Sheriff's Office and the Longview Police Department.   This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Richard L. Moore.

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