DOJ SealDepartment of Justice

United States Attorney John L. Ratcliffe
Eastern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                          CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2008                            PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
WWW.USDOJ.GOV/USAO/txe                                        PHONE: (409) 839-2538
                                                                                                 CELL: (409) 553-9881
                                                                                                    

TENNESSEE WOMAN GUILTY OF FEDERAL DRUG CHARGES IN
EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS

(TEXARKANA, TX) United States Attorney John L. Ratcliffe announced today that an 18-year-old Morristown, TN woman has pleaded guilty to federal drug trafficking charges in the Eastern District of Texas. 

TENIKA NICOLE SEAL was indicted on November 6, 2007 and charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and marijuana.  She pleaded guilty today before United States Magistrate Judge Caroline Craven.

            According to information presented in court, Seal was recruited to transport cocaine and marijuana from Texas to Tennessee.  The drugs were transported by being wrapped in cellophane and hid in the door panels of Seal's car.  The drugs were discovered after Seal was stopped for a routine traffic violation on February 15, 2007.

            Seal faces up to 40 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $2 million.  A sentencing date has not been set.

This case is being investigated by the Texas Department of Public Safety and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Denise Simpson.

###

back to top