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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HENDERSON MAN GUILTY OF FEDERAL DRUG CRIMES
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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