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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 19, 2011

PALESTINE, TEXAS MAN SENTENCED FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING VIOLATIONS

            TYLER, Texas – A 33-year-old Palestine, 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.

            Sterlynn Jeremiah Henry pleaded guilty on Feb. 10, 2011, to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute phencyclidine, also known as PCP, and was sentenced to 151 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Leonard E. Davis.

            According to information presented in court, on Oct. 7, 2009, Henry and a co-defendant, Andrea Rachelle Bailey, were found to be in possession of a mixture containing a detectable amount of PCP, which they intended to distribute in the Eastern District of Texas.  Henry also admitted to being in possession of a firearm in furtherance of his criminal activity.  Henry and Bailey were indicted by a federal grand jury on Dec. 1, 2010.  Bailey pleaded guilty on Feb. 3, 2011 and was sentenced to time served and 3 years supervised release on June 30, 2011.

            This case was investigated by the ATF, the Texas Department of Public Safety, Criminal Investigations Division, the Anderson County Sheriff's Office, the Anderson County District Attorney's Office and the Palestine Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Bill Baldwin.

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