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United States Attorney Rebecca A. Gregory
Eastern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                     CONTACT:  Donna Krise
FRIDAY, MAY 30, 2008                                          ACTING PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER                                                                               PHONE: (936) 639-4003


(Beaumont, TX)  A 44-year-old San Antonio man has been found guilty and convicted of possession with intent to distribute over 50 grams of "crack” cocaine.  A federal jury convicted REGINALD STANLY STROTHER late yesterday.

        According to information presented in court, Strother was suspected of possessing with intent to distribute fifty grams or more of a Schedule II control substance, namely crack cocaine.

        The guilty verdict was returned late yesterday afternoon after a three day trial before United States District Judge Marcia Crone.  The jury deliberated about two hours before reaching their verdict.

        Strother faces up to life in federal prison and a fine of up to $4 million.  A sentencing date has not been set.
        The case was investigated by the Orange County Sheriff's Office and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John A. Craft and David H. Henderson.

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