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United States Attorney John L. Ratcliffe
Eastern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                               CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2008                                                    PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
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TEXARKANA, TX – United States Attorney John L. Ratcliffe announced today that a 29-year-old Texarkana, Texas woman has been sentenced to 84 months in federal prison for selling crack cocaine in the Eastern District of Texas. 

LATASHA JAMES pleaded guilty on May 18, 2007 to distribution of crack cocaine and was sentenced today to 84 months in federal prison by United States District Judge David Folsom.

            According to information presented in court, James sold crack cocaine on four different occasions.  During these transactions, she sold a total of 55.71 grams of crack cocaine,  James was indicted by a federal grand jury on January 10, 2005.

            This case was investigated by the Texas Department of Public Safety and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Denise O. Simpson.



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