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

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
TUESDAY, JULY 6, 2010            PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/txe             CELL: (409) 553-9881 DIRECT: (409) 981-7902

WHITEHOUSE, TEXAS MAN GUILTY OF DRUG TRAFFICKING CHARGES

            TYLER, Texas – A 32-year-old Whitehouse, Texas man has pleaded guilty to federal drug trafficking charges in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

            Jose Zavala pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of methamphetamine today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Judith K. Guthrie.

            According to information presented in court, from an unknown date to Jan. 13, 2010, Zavala conspired with others to distribute methamphetamine in the Eastern District of Texas.  Zavala was arrested on Jan. 20, 2010 and charged with federal drug trafficking crimes.

            Zavala faces up to 10 years in federal prison at sentencing.  A sentencing date has not been set.

            This case is being investigated by the DEA and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Bill Baldwin.

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