DOJ Seal Department of Justice  
United States Attorney John M. Bales
Eastern District of Texas

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
TUESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2010            PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
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GREGG COUNTY MAN GUILTY OF FEDERAL DRUG TRAFFICKING

            TYLER, TX – U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that a 42-year-old Longview, Texas man has pleaded guilty to federal drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas. 

            MICHAEL GLEN KING pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Judith K. Guthrie.

            According to information presented in court, from January 2008 to August 2009, King possessed methamphetamine with the intent to distribute it to others in the Longview, Texas area.  A federal grand jury returned an indictment on Oct. 7, 2009, charging him with federal drug trafficking crimes.

            King faces up to 40 years in federal prison at sentencing.  A sentencing date has not been set.

            This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and the Gregg County CODE Unit.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard L. Moore.

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