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August 31, 2012

Dallas Man Sentenced for Drug Trafficking in Eastern District of Texas

TYLER, Texas – A 28-year-old Dallas man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Rafael Maciel pleaded guilty on May 10, 2012, to possession with intent to distribute cocaine and was sentenced to 57 months in federal prison on Aug. 30, 2012, by U.S. District Judge Michael H. Schneider.

 According to information presented in court, on Jan. 26, 2012, Maciel was in possession of approximately 3 kilograms of cocaine which he intended to deliver to others in the Eastern District of Texas.  Maciel was indicted by a federal grand jury on Mar. 8, 2012.

This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations and DPS-Criminal Investigation and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Bill Baldwin.



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