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United States Attorney John L. Ratcliffe
Eastern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                          CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
MONDAY FEBRUARY 4, 2008                       PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
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LONGVIEW MAN GUILTY OF FEDERAL DRUG CHARGES

(TYLER, TX) United States Attorney John L. Ratcliffe announced today that a 30-year-old Longview man has pleaded guilty to federal drug trafficking charges in the Eastern District of Texas. 

ERIC DESHUN HEAD was indicted on November 6, 2007 and charged with possession with intent to distribute and distribution of crack cocaine.  He pleaded guilty today before United States Magistrate Judge Judith K. Guthrie.

            According to information presented in court, an investigation began in December 2006 into the distribution of crack cocaine in East Texas by Head and two co-defendants, all of Longview.    

            Head faces up to 40 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $2 million.  A sentencing date has not been set.

This case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Longview Police Department and the Gregg County Sheriff's Office and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Richard L. Moore.
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