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May 22, 2013

Gregg County Man Sentenced for Methamphetamine Violations

TYLER, Texas – A 26-year-old Longview, Texas 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.

Jason Ray Ragan pleaded guilty on Feb. 6, 2013, to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and was sentenced to 50 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Leonard E. Davis.

                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. 

                Co-defendant, Jason Clinton Squires, pleaded guilty on Apr. 16, 2013 to conspiracy to manufacture, distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine.  Squires is awaiting sentencing. 

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

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