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United States Attorney Rebecca A. Gregory
Eastern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                               CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2008                                         PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
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            TYLER, TX – United States Attorney Rebecca A. Gregory announced today that a 30-year-old Longview, Texas man has pleaded guilty to federal gun and drug crimes in the Eastern District of Texas. 

            DAJAMUEL DIONE FLOYD, also known as Jamie and/or Red, pleaded guilty yesterday to possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine and use and carrying of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime.  The plea hearing was held before United States Magistrate Judge John D. Love.

            According to information presented in court, since approximately January 2006, the defendant had been distributing cocaine base, also known as crack cocaine to others in and around the Longview, Texas area.  An 87-count federal superseding indictment was returned on May 13, 2008, charging 29 individuals including Floyd with federal crimes. 

            At sentencing, Floyd faces up to 40 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $2 million.  Floyd also faces an additional sentence of not less than 5 years for the firearms violation and a fine up to $250,000.  A sentencing date has not been set at this time.
            This case is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the East Texas HIDTA Violent Crimes Task Force, the Gregg County C.O.D.E. Unit, the Gregg County Sheriff's Office, the Longview Police Department, the Gregg County District Attorney's Office, and the Kilgore Police Department.   This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Richard L. Moore.


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