|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||CONTACT: DAVILYN WALSTON|
|WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2, 2010||PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER|
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PALESTINE, TEXAS WOMAN SENTENCED TO FEDERAL PRISON FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING
TYLER, Texas – A 37-year-old Palestine, Texas woman has been sentenced to federal prison for drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.
Melissa Ann Holley pleaded guilty on Jan. 7, 2010 to possessing with the intent to distribute methamphetamine and was sentenced to 48 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Leonard E. Davis. Holley was also ordered to pay a forfeiture judgment in the amount of $10,000.
According to information presented in court, Holley admitted to possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute it to others in the East Texas area. A federal grand jury returned an indictment on Aug. 5, 2009, charging Holley and 8 others with federal drug violations.
This case was investigated by the ATF, the DEA, the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, the Anderson County Sheriff's Office, and the Palestine Police Department. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard L. Moore.
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