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UPSHUR COUNTY MAN SENTENCED FOR FEDERAL DRUG CRIMES
TYLER, TX – U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that a 28-year-old Gilmer, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
MITCHELL GLENN AILLS pleaded guilty on Mar. 31, 2009, to possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine and was sentenced today to 70 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Leonard Davis. Aills has also agreed to the forfeiture of several firearms.
According to information presented in court, Aills was arrested in October 2008, after a federal search warrant was executed at his Upshur County residence during which authorities discovered approximately 13 grams of methamphetamine and several firearms. A federal grand jury returned an indictment in January 2009, charging Aills with federal drug trafficking crimes.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Upshur County Sheriff's Office, and the Texas Department of Public Safety and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jim Middleton.
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