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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 06, 2013

Gregg County Man Guilty of Methamphetamine Violations

TYLER, Texas – A 26-year-old Longview, Texas man has pleaded guilty to federal drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Jason Ray Ragan 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 Aug. 2, 2012, Ragan was found in possession of approximately 8 grams of methamphetamine.  A federal indictment was returned on Sep. 12, 2012 charging Ragan and a co-defendant with federal drug crimes. 

Ragan faces up to 40 years in federal prison at sentencing.  A sentencing date has not been set. 

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

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