News Release
Date: August 21, 2012
Contact: Public Information Officer
Number: 214-366-6900

Louisiana Man Guilty of Dealing Meth in East Texas

AUG 21 (TYLER, Texas) — A 35-year-old Zwolle, LA man has pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Kinte Vanness Garner pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of methamphetamine today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Judith K. Guthrie.

According to information presented in court, up until September 2011, Garner conspired with another person to acquire and distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine throughout the Tyler, Texas area. A federal grand jury returned an indictment on Oct. 5, 2011, charging Garner with federal violations.

Garner faces a minimum of 10 years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not been set.

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