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United States Attorney John L. Ratcliffe
Eastern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                          CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2008                             PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
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DALLAS MAN GUILTY OF FEDERAL DRUG CHARGES

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

AVERY OSHE BUSH was indicted on November 6, 2007 and charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of methamphetamine.  He pleaded guilty today before United States Magistrate Judge John D. Love.

            According to information presented in court, since approximately June 2007, Bush and a co-defendant had been conspiring to distribute methamphetamine to others in and around the Longview area.      

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