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Wood County Man Guilty Of East Texas Drug Trafficking Violations

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Texas

Department of Justice
Office of Public Affairs

 TYLER, Texas – A 40-year-old Mineola, Texas man has pleaded guilty to drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Larry James Hooks, Jr., pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine today before U.S. Magistrate Judge K. Nicole Mitchell. 

                According to information presented in court, on July 19, 2012, Hooks conspired with others to acquire and distribute methamphetamine in the Eastern District of Texas and elsewhere.  Hooks admitted to being responsible for assisting in the distribution of more than 34.8 grams of pure methamphetamine.  A federal grand jury returned an indictment on Mar. 27, 2013, charging Hooks and two others with drug trafficking violations. 

                Hooks 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 and the Canton Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Bill Baldwin.

Updated March 12, 2015