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United States Attorney John M. Bales
Eastern District of Texas

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2009            PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
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EAST TEXANS GUILTY OF METH DISTRIBUTION CHARGES

 

            TYLER, TX – U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that two East Texans have pleaded guilty in separate federal drug trafficking cases in the Eastern District of Texas.  The hearings were held today before U.S. Magistrate Judge John D. Love.

            BRYAN HEATH CANNON, 24, of Jacksonville, Texas, pleaded guilty to possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.

            According to information presented in court, Cannon admitted to possessing methamphetamine and intended to distribute it in the Jacksonville area.  Cannon was indicted by a federal grand jury on Aug. 5, 2009.

            Cannon faces up to Life in federal prison at sentencing.  A sentencing date has not been set.  This case is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, the Anderson County Sheriff's Office, the Palestine Police Department and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard L. Moore.

            In a separate, unrelated case, LOIS ALLEN WATSON, 35, of Tyler, Texas, pleaded guilty to possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.

            According to information presented in court, between November 2008 and March 2009, Watson possessed methamphetamine and intended to distribute it in the Longview area.  Watson was indicted by a federal grand jury on Feb. 4, 2009.

            Watson faces up to 20 years in federal prison at sentencing. A sentencing date has not been set.  This case is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the East Texas HIDTA Violent Crime Task Force, the Gregg County CODE Unit, the Gregg County Sheriff's Office, the Longview Police Department, the Gregg County District Attorney's Office, and the Kilgore Police Department and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard L. Moore.

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