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United States Attorney John L. Ratcliffe
Eastern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                               CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 2008                                                      PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
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(TYLER, TX) United States Attorney John L. Ratcliffe announced today that a 20-year-old Gregg County man has pleaded guilty to drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
JEREMY JOSEPH VALLE, of Longview, admitted to being involved in a conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and distribution of methamphetamine today before United States Magistrate Judge John D. Love. 

            According to information presented in court, since July 2004, Valle conspired with others to distribute methamphetamine in and around the Longview area.  A federal indictment was returned on October 2, 2007, charging 15 individuals, including Valle, with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. 

            Valle 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 Drug Enforcement Administration, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Gregg County CODE Unit, the Gregg County Sheriff's Office and the Longview Police Department and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Richard L. Moore.

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