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

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 2010            PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/txe             CELL: (409) 553-9881 DIRECT: (409) 981-7902

 

UPSHUR COUNTY MAN GUILTY OF FEDERAL DRUG TRAFFICKING

            TYLER, Texas – U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that a 36-year-old Gilmer, Texas man has pleaded guilty to drug trafficking in the Eastern District of Texas.

            THOMAS ERIK WILLIAMSON pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine today before U.S. Magistrate Judge John D. Love.

            According to information presented in court, from Jan. 2008 to Sep. 2009, Williamson 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 Williamson with federal drug violations.

            Williamson faces up to 20 years in federal prison at sentencing.  A sentencing date has not been set.

            This case is being investigated by the DEA, ATF, and the Gregg County C.O.D.E. Unit and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard L. Moore.

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