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United States Attorney Rebecca A. Gregory
Eastern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                               CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2009                                     PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
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            TYLER, TX – United States Attorney Rebecca A. Gregory announced today that a 28-year-old Henderson man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
            TAMARIND DEEMON pleaded guilty on July 23, 2008, to possession with the intent to distribute at least 1 kilogram of cocaine and was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison today by United States District Michael H. Schneider. Deemon was also ordered to forfeit firearms and ammunition and to pay a $10,000.00 judgment.

            According to information presented in court, since August 2007, Deemon had been conspiring to distribute cocaine to others in the Eastern District of Texas.  A federal indictment was returned on June 3, 2008, charging 5 individuals, including Deemon, with conspiracy to distribute cocaine and cocaine base. 

            This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Henderson Police Department and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Bill Baldwin.


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