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PALESTINE, TEXAS WOMAN GUILTY OF DRUG TRAFFICKING VIOLATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FEBURARY 03, 2011

TYLER, Texas – A 31-year-old Palestine, Texas woman has pleaded guilty to federal drug trafficking in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Andrea Rachelle Bailey pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute phencyclidine, also known as PCP, today before U.S. Magistrate Judge John D. Love.

                According to information presented in court, on Oct. 7, 2009, Bailey and a co-defendant, Sterlynn Jeremiah Henry, were found to be in possession of a mixture containing a detectable amount of PCP, which they intended to distribute in the Eastern District of Texas.  Bailey and Henry were indicted by a federal grand jury on Dec. 1, 2010.

Bailey faces up to 20 years in federal prison for the violation.  A sentencing date has not been set.  Charges are still pending against Henry.

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

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