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CANTON, Texas — A Canton man has pled guilty to federal drug trafficking violations and faces up to 20 years in prison, U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown and FBI Special Agent in Charge Matthew D. DeSarno announced.

Earlier today, 55-year-old Andrew Mark Harris pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute an possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine before U.S. Magistrate Judge John D. Love.

Harris was originally stopped for a traffic violation in Van Zandt County on July 14, 2018, and found to be in possession of 1.4 grams of methamphetamine.

"During the investigation, Harris admitted to being responsible for the distribution of between 50 and 200 grams of methamphetamine," stated a release.

A federal grand jury indicted Harris on May 22, 2019. Under federal statutes, Harris faces up to 20 years in federal prison at sentencing.