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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 21, 2013

Bowie County Man Guilty of Drug Trafficking & Firearms Violations

 TEXARKANA, Texas – A 44-year-old Texarkana, Texas man has pleaded guilty to federal drug trafficking and firearms violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Keith Glenn Harris pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Caroline M. Craven.

            According to information presented in court, on July 21, 2012, Harris possessed approximately 1,610 grams of actual methamphetamine and a handgun in his vehicle.  He was being paid to travel to Dallas and transport the methamphetamine to Texarkana for distribution.  A federal grand jury returned an indictment on Oct. 3, 2012, charging Harris with federal violations.

            Harris faces a minimum of 10 years in federal prison at sentencing.  A sentencing date has not been set. 

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


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