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United States Attorney Rebecca A. Gregory
Eastern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                               CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2009                                                 PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
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            TYLER, TX – U.S. Attorney Rebecca A. Gregory announced today that a 30-year-old Longview, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for firearms violations in the Eastern District of Texas.

            QUENTAL MILLER pleaded guilty on Sep. 15, 2008, to being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm and was sentenced today to 105 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Leonard E. Davis.
            According to information presented in court, on Aug. 21, 2008, Miller was found to be in possession of a firearm.  Further investigation revealed Miller had previously been convicted in Gregg County of DWI in 1999, assault in 2000, deadly conduct in 2005, and criminal trespass in 2005, and an Upshur County conviction for DWI in 2003.  As a convicted felon, Miller is prohibited by federal law from owning or possessing firearms or ammunition.  Miller was indicted by a federal grand jury on Sep. 9, 2008, and charged with a federal firearms violation.

            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 and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard L. Moore.


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