Man arrested in Rusk Co. traffic stop sentenced to 1 year

TYLER, TX - A federal judge has sentenced a man arrested following a traffic stop in Rusk County for possession of marijuana to 12 months and one day.

Brad Sterling Lee, Jr., 25, of Hephzibah, Ga., pleaded guilty on April 28 to conspiracy to distribute marijuana and was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Leonard E. Davis.

According to information presented in court, on July 24, 2008, Lee was arrested following a traffic stop in Rusk County, Texas.  During the traffic stop, it was discovered that Lee was in possession of 8.5 kilograms of marijuana and a handgun.  He was indicted by a federal grand jury on Feb. 4, 2009, and charged with federal drug trafficking crimes.
This case was investigated by the Texas Department of Public Safety Narcotics Service and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Ann Cozby.