TYLER, Texas – A 33-year-old Palestine, Texas man has pleaded guilty to federal drug trafficking in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.
Sterlynn Jeremiah Henry pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute phencyclidine, also known as PCP, today before U.S. Magistrate Judge John D. Love.
According to information presented in court, on Oct. 7, 2009, Henry and a co-defendant, Andrea Rachelle Bailey, were found to be in possession of a mixture containing a detectable amount of PCP, which they intended to distribute in the Eastern District of Texas. Henry also admitted to being in possession of a firearm in furtherance of his criminal activity. Henry and Bailey were indicted by a federal grand jury on Dec. 1, 2010.
Henry faces a minimum of 10 years in federal prison at sentencing. Bailey pleaded guilty on Feb. 3, 2011, and faces up to 20 years in federal prison. Sentencing dates have not been set.
This case was investigated by the DEA and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Bill Baldwin.
From U.S. Attorney's Office