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

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Gregg County Man Guilty Of Methamphetamine Violations

Department of Justice
Office of Public Affairs

 TYLER, Texas – A 45-year-old Kilgore, Texas man has pleaded guilty to drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Paul Bryan Jones pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine on Aug. 26, 2013, before U.S. Magistrate Judge John D. Love. 

                According to information presented in court, on Sep. 18, 2011, Jones possessed methamphetamine with the intent to distribute it in the Eastern District of Texas.  On that same day, law enforcement officers seized 17.26 grams of pure methamphetamine at Jones’ residence.  A federal grand jury returned an indictment on Feb. 27, 2013, charging Jones and three others with drug trafficking violations. 

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

                This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Gregg County CODE Unit, the Overton Police Department and the Texas Department of Public Safety and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Bill Baldwin.

Updated March 12, 2015