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United States Attorney Rebecca A. Gregory
Eastern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                               CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
MONDAY, JANUARY 26, 2009                                           PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER                                  PHONE: (409) 839-2538 CELL: (409) 553-9881


            TYLER, TX – U.S. Attorney Rebecca A. Gregory announced today that a 34-year-old Houston man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
            IGNACIO FARIAS pleaded guilty on Oct. 21, 2008, to possession with the intent to distribute cocaine and was sentenced to seventy-three (73) months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Michael H. Schneider.  Farias was also ordered to forfeit $50,000.00 representing the proceeds from the sale of illegal drugs.

            According to information presented in court, Farias admitted to delivering 1 kilogram of cocaine to other defendants in the case on Aug. 3, 2007. 
            This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Henderson Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Bill Baldwin.


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