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Man sentenced to prison for dealing meth in Tyler area

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A Zwolle, LA man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking charges in the Eastern District of Texas on Tuesday.

Kinte Varness Garner, 35,  pleaded guilty on August 21, 2012, to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of methamphetamine and was sentenced to 262 months in federal prison Tuesday. Garner was also ordered to submit to forfeiture of $5,000.00.

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 October 5, 2011, charging Garner with federal violations.

Garner's co-defendant, Camera Neal Holden, Jr., was sentenced to 60 months in federal prison on Sep. 11, 2012.

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

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