United States Attorney Rebecca A. Gregory
Eastern District of Texas
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: DAVILYN WALSTON
TUESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2008 PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
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DALLAS MAN GUILTY OF FEDERAL DRUG CRIMES
TYLER, TX – United States Attorney Rebecca A. Gregory announced today that a 23-year-old Dallas man has pleaded guilty to drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
ALFREDO LIRA admitted to possession with the intent to distribute and distribution of more than 5 grams of methamphetamine today before United States Magistrate Judge John D. Love
According to information presented in court, Lira possessed 219.4 grams of methamphetamine and a firearm in Wills Point, Texas on June 18, 2002. A 5-count federal indictment was returned on February 4, 2003, charging Lira and 4 co-defendants with federal drug violations.
Lira faces up to 40 years in federal prison and a fine up to $2 million. A sentencing date has not been set.
This case is being investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Bill Baldwin.
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