DOJ Seal Department of Justice  
United States Attorney John M. Bales
Eastern District of Texas

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2009            PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
HTTP://WWW.USDOJ.GOV/USAO/txe             DIRECT: (409) 839-2538 CELL: (409) 553-9881

 

LONGVIEW, TEXAS MAN GUILTY OF DRUG CRIMES

            TYLER, TX – U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that a 39-year-old Longview, Texas man has pleaded guilty to federal drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas. 

            LUCIANO PEREZ-MANCHA pleaded guilty to possessing with the intent to distribute cocaine today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Judith K. Guthrie.

            According to information presented in court, on Apr. 7, 2009, Perez-Mancha was arrested resulting in the discovery of more than 200 grams of cocaine in his possession.  A federal grand jury returned an indictment on Oct. 17, 2009, charging him with federal drug trafficking crimes.

            Perez-Mancha faces up to 20 years in federal prison at sentencing.  A sentencing date has not yet been set.

            This case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Gregg County CODE Unit, the Gregg County Sheriff's Office, and the Longview Police Department.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard L. Moore.

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