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IRVING, TEXAS MAN SENTENCED FOR METHAMPHETAMINE TRAFFICKING

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 24, 2011

 TYLER, Texas – A 23-year-old Irving, 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.

Peter Keovongphet pleaded guilty on May 20, 2010 to being involved in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and was sentenced to 94 months in federal prison on Mar. 23, 2010 by U.S. District Judge Leonard E. Davis

                According to information presented in court, on July 14, 2009, Keovongphet was arrested in Smith County, Texas with approximately a half pound of methamphetamine in his possession.  An investigation revealed that since 2007, Keovongphet was involved in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in Dallas County, which was then transported through the Eastern District of Texas for redistribution.  Keovongphet was indicted by a federal grand jury on Aug. 5, 2009 and charged with drug trafficking violations.

This case was investigated by the Texas Department of Public Safety and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Ann Cozby.

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