DOJ Seal Department of Justice  
United States Attorney John M. Bales
Eastern District of Texas

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2009            PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
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CHEROKEE COUNTY WOMAN GUILTY OF FEDERAL FIREARMS VIOLATION

            TYLER, TX – U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that a 54-year-old Bullard, Texas woman has pleaded guilty to federal firearms violations in the Eastern District of Texas. 

            MARTHA LOUISE HUNTER pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by an unlawful user of a controlled substance today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Judith K. Guthrie.

            According to information presented in court, on Aug. 18, 2009, Hunter was found to be in possession of a firearm.  A federal grand jury returned an indictment on Oct. 7, 2009, charging her with federal firearms violations.

            Hunter faces up to 10 years in federal prison.  A sentencing date has not yet been set.

            This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, the Anderson County Sheriff's Office, and the Palestine Police Department.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard L. Moore.

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