News Release
Date: February 09, 2012
Contact: Lisa A. Webb Johnson
Public Information Officer Contact: Lisa A. Webb Johnson,
Number: 713-693-3000

Polk County, Texas Man Indicted for Impersonating DEA Agent

FEB 9 - (Beaumont, TX) –A 35-year-old Livingston, Texas man has been charged with impersonating a federal drug agent in the Eastern District of Texas, Javier F. Peña Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and United States Attorney John M. Bales announced today.

David Brian Webb was indicted on Jan. 26, 2012, and charged with production of false identification and possession of false identification. Webb was arrested on Feb. 8, 2012 and made an initial appearance today in federal court.   

According to the indictment, on Dec. 13, 2011, Webb produced a false identification document and badge, or set of credentials, that identified him as being an agent with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. 

If convicted, Webb faces up to 15 years in federal prison.

This case is being investigated by the DEA with assistance from the Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Rangers and Polk and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Lisa Flournoy.

A grand jury indictment is not evidence of guilt.  All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.