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United States Attorney John M. Bales
Eastern District of Texas

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2010            PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
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LONGVIEW MAN SENTENCED FOR DEALING METHAMPHETAMINE

            TYLER, TX – U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that a 33-year-old Longview, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for federal drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas. 

            MICHAEL DAIN BONNER pleaded guilty on June 10, 2009, to possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine and was sentenced to 84 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Leonard E. Davis.  Bonner also agreed to a forfeiture judgment of $100,000.

            According to information presented in court, since February 2004, Bonner was part of a drug conspiracy ring distributing methamphetamine to others in the Longview, Texas area.  A federal grand jury returned a 17-count indictment on Feb. 4, 2009, charging 19 individuals, including Bonner, with federal drug trafficking crimes.

            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.

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