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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 15, 2011

Panola County Man Sentenced For Federal Drug Violations

   TYLER, Texas – A 45-year-old Carthage, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Edward Earl Davis pleaded guilty on Aug. 16, 2011, to possession of pseudoephedrine with intent to manufacture methamphetamine and was sentenced to 71 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Michael H. Schneider.

According to information presented in court, on Mar. 6, 2009, Davis purchased cold pills containing pseudoephedrine at a Drug Emporium store in Longview, Texas, with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine.  Davis was indicted by a federal grand jury on Feb. 2, 2011 and charged with federal drug trafficking violations.

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

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