November 7, 2012
Department of Justice
United States Attorney William C. Killian Eastern District of Tennessee
North Carolina Woman Convicted Of Conspiracy To Manufacture Methamphetamine
GREENEVILLE, Tenn - Following a one day trial in U.S. District Court, on November 6, 2012, a jury convicted Sandra E. Parlier, 54, of Elk Park, N.C., of a conspiracy to manufacture more than 50 grams of methamphetamine.
Sentencing is set for 11:00 a.m., March 5, 2013, in U.S. District Court, Greeneville. Parlier faces a sentence of at least 10 years to life for the conspiracy conviction.
In 2008, agents with the Watauga County North Carolina Sheriff’s Office began an investigation into a large scale methamphetamine manufacturing organization operating in North Carolina and Tennessee. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) became involved in the investigation and in May 2012, 11 individuals from Tennessee and North Carolina were indicted in the Eastern District of Tennessee. Various individuals identified Parlier as one of the early participants in the conspiracy, responsible for purchasing large quantities of pseudoephedrine and other precursors necessary to manufacture methamphetamine. Pharmacy records confirmed that from 2007 to 2012 she had purchased in excess of 132 grams of pseudoephedrine which was used to manufacture methamphetamine. The conspiracy was responsible for the manufacture of more than two kilograms of methamphetamine over a 10 year period.
Law enforcement agencies participating in this joint investigation were the Watauga County, North Carolina Sheriff’s Department and DEA. Assistant U.S. Attorney Caryn L. Hebets represented the United States.