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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 09, 2011

Liberty Woman Guilty of Trying to Smuggle Items into County Jail

BEAUMONT, Texas – A 21-year-old Liberty, Texas woman has pleaded guilty to federal charges in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Naneasse Renae Fletcher pleaded guilty to attempting to provide a federal inmate with a prohibited object today before U.S. District Judge Ron Clark.

According to information presented in court, on Feb. 24, 2011, Fletcher, a medical staff member at the Liberty County Jail, was arrested for arranging to deliver marijuana and tobacco into the Liberty County Jail to a federal inmate in exchange for money.  Fletcher was indicted by a federal grand jury on Mar. 2, 2011 and charged with federal violations.

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

              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.

 

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