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United States Attorney John M. Bales
Eastern District of Texas

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 2009            PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
WWW.USDOJ.GOV/USAO/txe             PHONE: (409) 839-2538 CELL: (409) 553-9881

 

EAST TEXAS MAN GUILTY OF DRUG TRAFFICKING CRIMES

 

            TYLER, TX – U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that a 34-year-old Palestine, Texas man has pleaded guilty to federal drug trafficking crimes in the Eastern District of Texas. 

            JASON MICHAEL PRYOR pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Judith Guthrie.

            According to information presented in court, on Feb. 27, 2009, Pryor was arrested in Tyler and found to be in possession of more than 1.5 kilograms, but less than 5 kilograms of methamphetamine, which he received from Dallas and was distributing in the Tyler, TX area.  A 3-count federal indictment was returned by the grand jury on Mar. 4, 2009, charging 7 individuals, including Pryor, with drug trafficking crimes.

            Pryor faces up to Life in federal prison.  A sentencing date has not been set.

            This case is being investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Bill Baldwin.

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