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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Texas

Thursday, March 14, 2013

California Man Sentenced For Dealing Cocaine In East Texas

Department of Justice
Office of Public Affairs

       TYLER, Texas – A44-year-old San Bernardino, CA, 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.

        Reginald Lavann Eastern pleaded guilty on Aug. 30, 2012, to possession with intent to distribute cocaine and was sentenced to 43 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Leonard E. Giblin.

       According to information presented in court, on Mar. 4, 2012, Eastern was in possession of approximately 1 kilogram of cocaine which he intended to deliver to others in the Eastern District of Texas.

       This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Bill Baldwin.

Updated March 12, 2015