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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 30, 2012

Anderson County Man Guilty of Dealing Methamphetamine

     TYLER, Texas – A 39-year-old Palestine, Texas man has pleaded guilty to federal drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Craig Lee Bice pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine today before U.S. Magistrate Judge John D. Love.

            According to information presented in court, on Nov. 17, 2010, Bice was found to be in possession of 97.25 grams of a mixture containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute it to others in East Texas.  A federal indictment was returned on Apr. 11, 2012, charging Bice with federal drug crimes. 

Bice faces at least 5 years and up to 40 years in federal prison.  A sentencing date has not been set. 

         This case is being investigated by the Texas Department of Public Safety and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Ann Cozby.

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