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|TUESDAY, MARCH 30, 2010||PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER|
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GREGG COUNTY MAN SENTENCED FOR FEDERAL DRUG VIOLATIONS
TYLER, Texas – U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that a 31-year-old Longview, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
ERICK LAMAR ADDISON pleaded guilty on Aug. 27, 2009, to possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine and was sentenced to 60 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Leonard E. Davis. Addison was also ordered to surrender a firearm which was seized at the time of his arrest and to pay a forfeiture judgment in the amount of $10,000.
According to information presented in court, Addison was selling crack cocaine from his home in the Longview area. He was indicted April 8, 2009, and charged with federal drug trafficking crimes.
This case was investigated by the Gregg County C.O.D.E. Unit, the FBI and the Longview Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard L. Moore.
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