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United States Attorney John L. Ratcliffe
Eastern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                          CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 2008                         PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
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TWO SENTENCED IN BEAUMONT FOR FEDERAL DRUG VIOLATIONS

 

            BEAUMONT TX – United States Attorney John L. Ratcliffe announced today that a man and a woman have been sentenced for separate drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas.

ANTONIO TAMEZ, JR., 33, of Houston, was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute cocaine today by United States District Judge Ron Clark. 

According to information presented in court, an undercover investigation into drug trafficking from the Houston area to Southeast Texas resulted in the arrest and indictment of Tamez.  He was indicted on March 21, 2007 and charged with possession with the intent to distribute over five kilograms of cocaine.  Tamez pleaded guilty on July 24, 2007.

            This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Pasadena Police Department and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John A. Craft.

BUOAKAI SONSING PEELER, 58, of Silsbee, was sentenced to 24 months probation for distribution of a controlled substance today by United States District Judge Ron Clark. 

            According to information presented in court, on December 12, 2005, Peeler sold an undercover officer 50 Hydrocodone tablets at her residence on E. Avenue J in Silsbee.  Peeler was indicted by a federal grand jury on February 7, 2007 and pleaded guilty to distributing a controlled substance on August 1, 2007.

            This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Hardin County Sheriff's Office and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert L. Rawls.

 

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