Tyler man faces 40 years for drug trafficking

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 3:04pm

A 32-year-old Tyler man will face serious prison time after pleading guilting to trafficking drugs in East Texas.

Sipriano Relles pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Judith K. Guthrie.

According to information presented in court, on Feb. 20, 2012, Relles was found in possession of approximately 66.9 grams of actual methamphetamine, which he intended to deliver to others in and around the Eastern District of Texas. A federal grand jury returned an indictment on Apr. 11, 2012, charging Relles with federal violations.

Relles faces up to 40 years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not been set.

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


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