DOJ Seal Department of Justice  

United States Attorney John M. Bales
Eastern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                               CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2009                                      PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/txe                                DIRECT (409) 981-7902 CELL: (409) 553-9881
                                                                                                    

GEORGIA MAN SENT TO FEDERAL PRISON IN EAST TEXAS FOR MARIJUANA

TYLER, TX – U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that a 25-year-old Hephzibah, Georgia man has been sentenced to federal prison for possession of marijuana in the Eastern District of Texas.  

BRAD STERLING LEE, JR., pleaded guilty on Apr. 28, 2009, to conspiracy to distribute marijuana and was sentenced today to 12 months and 1 day in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Leonard E. Davis.

            According to information presented in court, on July 24, 2008, Lee was arrested following a traffic stop in Rusk County, Texas.  During the traffic stop, it was discovered that Lee was in possession of 8.5 kilograms of marijuana and a handgun.  He was indicted by a federal grand jury on Feb. 4, 2009, and charged with federal drug trafficking crimes.

            This case was investigated by the Texas Department of Public Safety Narcotics Service and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Ann Cozby.
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