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United States Attorney Rebecca A. Gregory
Eastern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                               CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2009                                            PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
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            TYLER, TX – U.S. Attorney Rebecca A. Gregory announced today that a 31-year-old Dallas man has pleaded guilty to methamphetamine trafficking charges in the Eastern District of Texas. 

            ERIC FERNANDO REYES pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Judith K. Guthrie.  Reyes also agreed to forfeit property, cash, and automobiles, and consented to a $50,000.00 judgment. 

            According to information presented in court, up until Feb. 27, 2009, Reyes had been distributing methamphetamine from Dallas to others in the Eastern District of Texas.  A 3-count indictment was returned by a federal grand jury on Mar. 4, 2009, charging 7 individuals, including Reyes, with drug trafficking violations.

            Reyes faces a minimum mandatory sentence of 10 years in federal prison and could receive up to Life in 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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