|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||CONTACT: DAVILYN WALSTON|
|MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2009||PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER|
|HTTP://WWW.USDOJ.GOV/USAO/txe||DIRECT: (409) 839-2538 CELL: (409) 553-9881|
GREGG COUNTY MAN GUILTY OF FEDERAL DRUG TRAFFICKING
TYLER, TX – U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that a 19-year-old Longview, Texas man has pleaded guilty to federal drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
JUAN PRIETO RETANO pleaded guilty to possessing with the intent to distribute methamphetamine today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Judith K. Guthrie.
According to information presented in court, from July 2004 until about October 2008, Retano possessed methamphetamine with the intent to distribute it to others in the Longview, Texas area. A federal grand jury returned a 17-count indictment on Feb. 4, 2009, charging him with federal drug trafficking crimes.
Retano faces up to Life in federal prison at sentencing. A sentencing date has not yet been set.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the East Texas HIDTA Violent Crimes 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. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard L. Moore.
back to top