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United States Attorney John L. Ratcliffe
Eastern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                          CONTACT:  KATHLEEN GOLDYNIA
THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2008                                  ACTING PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
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GREGG COUNTY RESIDENT PLEADS GUILTY TO DRUG CRIMES

            TYLER, TX – United States Attorney John L. Ratcliffe announced today that a Gregg County woman has pleaded guilty to drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas before United States Magistrate Judge John D. Love.
 
TINA RAQUEL GONZALES, also known as TINA RAQUEL DUDLEY, age 33, of Longview, Texas, admitted to being involved in a conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and distribution of methamphetamine. 

            According to information presented in court, since approximately July 2004, the defendants had been conspiring to distribute methamphetamine to others in and around the Longview, Texas area.  A 1-count federal superseding indictment was returned on October 2, 2007, charging 15 individuals, including Gonzales, with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. 

At sentencing, Gonzales faces a sentence of up to life imprisonment and a fine up to $4 million.  A sentencing date has not been set at this time.
  
            This case is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Gregg County Organized Drug Enforcement Unit (CODE), Gregg County Sheriff's Office and the Longview Police Department.   This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Richard L. Moore.

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