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January 18, 2012

Bowie County Man Sentenced for Federal Drug Violations

TYLER, Texas – A 41-year-old Texarkana, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Christopher Dale Conley pleaded guilty on Nov. 2, 2011, to the manufacture and distribution of methamphetamine and the manufacture methamphetamine on premises where children are present and was sentenced to 100 months in federal prison on Jan. 17, 2012 by U.S. District Judge Michael H. Schneider.  Conley was sentenced to 50 months for the manufacturing charge and 50 months for the charge regarding the children.  The terms were ordered to be served consecutive to each other.

                According to information presented in court, during 2010, Conley purchased items such as lithium batteries in furtherance of his methamphetamine manufacturing activities.  The manufacturing of the methamphetamine took place at a residence where small children were present at the time.  Conley was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 11, 2011.

                This case was investigated by the Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations Division and the Panola County Sheriff's Department.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Ann Cozby.


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