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United States Attorney John L. Ratcliffe
Eastern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                               CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2008                                                PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
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THREE GUILTY OF FEDERAL DRUG CHARGES

(TYLER, TX) United States Attorney John L. Ratcliffe announced today that three men have pleaded guilty to federal drug trafficking charges in the Eastern District of Texas. 

DAVID MICHAEL ANDERSON, 41, of Shreveport, LA, pleaded guilty to an Information charging him with use of a communication facility.  He faces up to 4 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000.00 at sentencing. 

JAVIER ABRAHAM CARILLO, 24, of Seagoville, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.  He faces up to life in federal prison and a fine of up to $4 million at sentencing. 

JACK CALHOUN MOORE, 37, of Marshall, pleaded guilty to an Information charging him with use of a communication facility.  He faces up to 4 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000.00 at sentencing. 

            According to court documents, since 2005, the defendants were part of a conspiracy to traffic in more than 500 grams of methamphetamine to others in and around East Texas and West Louisiana.  In October 2007, a federal grand jury returned an Indictment charging 14 people with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. 

The guilty pleas were heard today before United States Magistrate Judge John D. Love.  Sentencing hearings have not been set.
                       
            This case is being investigated by the Texas Department of Public Safety Narcotics Division and Highway Patrol, U.S. Marshals Service, the Panola County Sheriff's Office, the Harrison County District Attorney's Office, the Harrison County Sheriff's Office, the Marshall Police Department, the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office, the DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office, the Louisiana State Police, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  Assistant United States Attorney Mary Ann Cozby is prosecuting the case.

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