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United States Attorney Rebecca A. Gregory
Eastern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                               CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
MONDAY, AUGUST 11, 2008                                              PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
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            TYLER, TX – United States Attorney Rebecca A. Gregory announced today that a 54-year-old Henderson man has pleaded guilty to drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
KENNETH POLLARD admitted to possession with the intent to distribute at least 5 kilograms of crack cocaine today before United States Magistrate Judge John D. Love

            According to information presented in court, since approximately March 2007, the defendant had been conspiring to distribute cocaine to others in and around the Eastern District of Texas.  A 2-count federal indictment was returned on June 3, 2008, charging 5 individuals with conspiracy to distribute cocaine and cocaine base. 

Pollard 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 the Henderson Police Department.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Bill Baldwin.


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