DOJ Seal Department of Justice  

United States Attorney John M. Bales
Eastern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                               CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
TUESDAY, JULY 7, 2009                                                     PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/txe                       DIRECT: (409) 981-7902          CELL: (409) 553-9881

                                                                                                    

TEXARKANA INMATE GUILTY OF POSSESSING DRUGS IN PRISON

TEXARKANA, TX --            U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that a 32-year-old Texarkana, Texas man has pleaded guilty to federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas. 

            PAUL DEMARCO BREWER pleaded guilty to possessing contraband in prison today before U.S. District Judge David Folsom. 

According to information presented in court, on Jan. 4, 2009, Brewer was found in possession of marijuana while he was an inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution in Texarkana.  A federal grand jury returned an indictment on May 6, 2009, charging Brewer with federal violations. 

Brewer faces up to 5 years in federal prison at sentencing.  A sentencing date has not been set.

This case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Denise O. Simpson.

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