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            BEAUMONT TX – United States Attorney Matthew D. Orwig announced today that a 33-year-old Nevada woman has been sentenced to 37 months in federal prison for drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas.

MICHELLE LYNN POLSTER was sentenced by United States District Judge Ron Clark today. 

            According to information presented in court, an investigation began after a carnival worker leaving Beaumont, Texas was arrested in Sulphur, Louisiana on October 17, 2006 during a traffic stop.  The man was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and told police he bought the drugs from Polster, a native of Chicago, Illinois, from her hotel room in Beaumont, Texas.  The Beaumont Police Department was contacted and a search of Polster’s hotel room resulted in the seizure of over 48 grams of methamphetamine. 

Polster pleaded guilty on December 4, 2006 to an Information charging her with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. 

            This case was investigated by the Sulphur Police Department, Beaumont Police Department, and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert L. Hobbs.