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United States Attorney Rebecca A. Gregory
Eastern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                               CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2009                                     PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
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EAST TEXAS MAN GUILTY OF DISTRIBUTING METHAMPHETAMINE

 

            TYLER, TX – United States Attorney Rebecca A. Gregory announced today that a 56-year-old Kilgore man has pleaded guilty to methamphetamine trafficking charges in the Eastern District of Texas. 

            EDGAR CARL BOON pleaded guilty to being involved in a conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine today before United States Magistrate Judge Judith Guthrie.

            According to information presented in court, since June of 2007, Boon and others acquired methamphetamine from a source in Dallas and distributed it in the East Texas area.  On March 11, 2008, Boon possessed approximately ¼ pound of methamphetamine in Harrison County and on April 30, 2008, he possessed over an ounce of methamphetamine in a Longview motel room together with distribution paraphernalia.  Boon was indicted by a federal grand jury on November 4, 2008.

            Boon faces up to 20 years in federal prison.  He has agreed to the forfeiture of $100,000 in cash.  A sentencing date has not been set.

            This case is being investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Kilgore Police Department, and the Gregg County Sheriff's Office and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mary Ann Cozby.

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