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May 10, 2012

Hallsville Man Pleads Guilty To Possession With Intent To Distribute Marijuana

TYLER, TX –  United States Attorney John M. Bales announced today that TY HARDIN, a 47 year old Hallsville, Texas man, pleaded guilty to the charge of possession with intent to distribute marijuana before United States Magistrate Judith K. Guthrie.

            Hardin was indicted by a Grand Jury on March 8, 2012 along with one co-defendant.  According to the evidence presented in court, from a date prior to November 1, 2011, and continuing through that date, Hardin agreed with other persons to acquire and distribute marijuana in the Eastern District of Texas and elsewhere. Hardin and his co-defendant possessed more than 5 kilograms of marijuana.

            HARDIN faces no more than 5 years in prison, a $250,000.00 fine and at least 2 years of supervised release.

            This case is being investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Bill Baldwin.



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