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California Man Guilty of Dealing Cocaine in East Texas
TYLER, Texas – A44-year-old San Bernardino, CA, man has pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.
Reginald Lavann Eastern pleaded guilty on Aug. 30, 2012, to an Information charging him with possession with intent to distribute cocaine before U.S. Magistrate Judge John D. Love.
According to information presented in court, on Mar. 1, 2012, Eastern was in possession of approximately 1 kilogram of cocaine which he intended to deliver to others in the Eastern District of Texas.
Eastern faces up to 20 years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not been set.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Canton Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Bill Baldwin.