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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 19, 2011

HENDERSON, TEXAS MAN SENTENCED FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING VIOLATIONS

            TYLER, Texas – A 22-year-old Henderson, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking in the Eastern District of Texas announced, U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

           Kylon Jeffery Henson pleaded guilty on Mar. 23, 2011 to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and was sentenced to 60 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Leonard E. Davis.

            According to information presented in court, beginning in Sept. 2009, Henson possessed approximately 181 grams of cocaine base, also referred to as crack cocaine, with intentions to distribute it in the East Texas area.  Henson was indicted by a federal grand jury on Feb. 2, 2011 and charged with federal drug trafficking violations.

            This case was investigated by the FBI and the Rusk County Sheriff's Office and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Bill Baldwin.

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