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

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2010            PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/txe             CELL: (409) 553-9881 DIRECT: (409) 981-7902

 

HENDERSON COUNTY MAN SENTENCED FOR DEALING METHAMPHETAMINE

            TYLER, Texas – U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that a 30-year-old Brownsboro, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for federal drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas. 

            JAMES EDWIN THORNTON pleaded guilty on Nov. 16, 2009, to possession with intent to distribute and distribution of methamphetamine and was sentenced to 84 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Leonard E. Davis. 

            According to information presented in court, Thornton was arrested in August 2009 and found to be in possession of methamphetamine which he intended to distribute in Van Zandt County, Texas.  A federal grand jury returned an indictment that same month charging Thornton with federal drug trafficking crimes.

            This case was investigated by the FBI and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jim Middleton.

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