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04/03/08 - Tyler

Tyler Man Convicted On Drug Charges

A 40 year old Tyler man pled guilty to federal drug charges yesterday in Tyler's federal court.

Juan Camacho Calderon was indicted last year on charges of possession with intent to distribute meth, cocaine, and marijuana. Calderon pled guilty to the charges yesterday to judge John D. Love.

According to information presented in court, since 2005, law enforcement authorities have investigated the distribution of "ice" methamphetamine by Calderon's Tyler-based drug trafficking organization.  The investigation has revealed that this organization has been involved in the distribution and sale of methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana in East Texas.

Calderon faces up to life in federal prison and a fine of up to $4 million.  He also has agreed to the forfeiture of all interest in seized property and a forfeiture judgment of $1 million.  A sentencing date has not been set.

Cathryn Khalil, reporting. ckhalil@kltv.com

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