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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 03, 2011

BOWIE COUNTY MAN GUILTY OF FEDERAL DRUG VIOLATIONS

             TYLER, Texas – A 41-year-old Texarkana, Texas man has pleaded guilty to federal drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Christopher Dale Conley pleaded guilty to the manufacture and distribution of methamphetamine and the manufacture methamphetamine on premises where children are present on Nov. 2, 2011 before U.S. Magistrate Judge John D. Love.

                According to information presented in court, during 2010, Conley purchased items such as lithium batteries in furtherance of his methamphetamine manufacturing activities.  The manufacturing of the methamphetamine took place at a residence where small children were present at the time.  Conley was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 11, 2011.

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

                This case was investigated by the Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations Division and the Panola County Sheriff's Department.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Ann Cozby.

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