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United States Attorney Rebecca A. Gregory
Eastern District of Texas

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2009                                              PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
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TWO LONGVIEW MEN SENTENCED IN CRACK COCAINE CASE

 

            TYLER, TX – U.S. Attorney Rebecca A. Gregory announced today that two Longview, Texas men have been sentenced to federal prison for drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas.  The sentencing hearings were held before U.S. District Judge Leonard E. Davis. 

            MARCUS DEWAYNE FAGGANS, 24, pleaded guilty on Oct. 29, 2008, to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and was sentenced today to 70 months in federal prison. 

            CLIFTON EARL ROBINSON, 33, pleaded guilty on Oct. 31, 2008, to being a felon in possession of a firearm and was sentenced today to 21 months in federal prison. 

            According to information presented in court, since approximately January 2006, the defendants were part of a drug distribution ring dealing crack cocaine to others in and around the Longview, Texas area.  An 87-count federal superseding indictment was returned on May 13, 2008, charging 29 individuals, including Faggans and Robinson, with federal drug and gun crimes. 

            This case is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the East Texas HIDTA Violent Crimes Task Force, the Gregg County C.O.D.E. Unit, the Gregg County Sheriff's Office, the Longview Police Department, the Gregg County District Attorney's Office, and the Kilgore Police Department.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Richard L. Moore.

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