Tyler resident pleads guilty in meth case
Sipriano Relles, 32, of Tyler, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine on Tuesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Judith K. Guthrie, according to a news release from the Eastern District of Texas.
Relles faces up to 40 years in federal prison, and a sentencing date has not been set, the release stated.
According to information presented in court, on Feb. 20, Relles was found in possession of about 66.9 grams of actual methamphetamine, which he intended to deliver to others in and around the Eastern District of Texas. A federal grand jury returned an indictment April 11, charging Relles with federal violations.
The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Tyler Police Department investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Bill Baldwin is prosecuting it.