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KILGORE MAN GETS LENGTHY PRISON SENTENCE_FOR FEDERAL DRUG & FIREARMS CRIMES
TYLER, TX – U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that a 42-year-old Kilgore, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking and firearms violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
MICHAEL JAY HAWLEY pleaded guilty in November 2008, to conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine and possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime and was sentenced to 140 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Michael Schneider.
According to information presented in court, in March 2008, a federal search warrant was executed at Hawley's Kilgore residence during which law enforcement agents discovered methamphetamine manufacturing supplies. Hawley was indicted by a federal grand jury on July 1, 2008, and charged with federal drug trafficking crimes. Hawley was arrested on Aug. 7, 2008, in Ore City, TX and found to be in possession of more items to manufacture methamphetamine.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Kilgore Police Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Ann Cozby.
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