POSTED: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 3:53pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 4:35pm
From the U.S. Attorney's Office:
TYLER, Texas - A 23-year-old Henderson, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for federal firearms and drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.
Jeremy Allen Creson pleaded guilty on Mar. 31, 2010, to possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and was sentenced to 130 months in federal prison today. Creson received 70 months for the gun violation and 60 months for the drug violation. U.S. District Judge Michael Schneider ordered that the sentences be served consecutively.
According to information presented in court, on Apr. 3, 2009, Creson was in possession of a gun while distributing methamphetamine. On Aug. 10, 2009, Creson was found in Rusk County with 2.5 grams of methamphetamine which he intended to distribute to others. A federal grand jury returned an indictment on Nov. 4, 2009 charging Creson with federal drug and gun violations.
This conviction is yet another important outcome from Project Safe Neighborhoods, a national priority of the United States Department of Justice. PSN is designed as a partnership between federal and local law enforcement to reduce violent crime and gun-related crime through the vigorous enforcement of the criminal provisions of the federal firearms laws.
This case was investigated by DEA, the Gregg County CODE Unit and the ATF and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Ann Cozby.