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LIBERTY COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE EMPLOYEE INDICTED

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 02, 2011

TYLER, Texas – A Liberty County Sheriff's Office employee has been indicted for federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Naneasse Renae Fletcher, 21, of Liberty, Texas was indicted today and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and providing a prohibited object to a federal inmate.  If convicted, Fletcher faces up to five years in federal prison for each charge.

 The indictment alleges that on Feb. 24, 2011, Fletcher, a medical staff member at the Liberty County Sheriff's Office, was arrested for arranging to deliver marijuana and tobacco into the Liberty County Jail to a federal inmate in exchange for money.

This case is being investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service, the Liberty County Sheriff's Office and the Texas Department of Public Safety and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Randall L. Fluke.

A grand jury indictment is not evidence of guilt and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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