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United States Attorney John M. Bales
Eastern District of Texas

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
TUESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2010            PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
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BECKVILLE WOMAN GUILTY IN FEDERAL COLD PILL CASE
2008 Pharmacy purchases result in Guilty Plea

 

            TYLER, Texas – A 45-year-old Beckville, Texas woman has pleaded guilty to federal drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

            Heidi Lynn Beall pleaded guilty to possession of pseudoephedrine with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine today before U.S. Magistrate Judge John D. Love.

            According to information presented in court, on Dec. 24, 2008, Beall purchased cold pills containing pseudoephedrine at a Walgreens in Longview, Texas, in addition to making two other purchases that same day at other stores in the area, as well as on many other occasions, all in furtherance of her methamphetamine manufacturing activities.  A federal grand jury returned a 256-count indictment on Feb. 2, 2010 charging Beall with federal drug violations.

            Beall faces up to 20 years in federal prison at sentencing.  A sentencing date has not been set.

            This case is being investigated by the Texas DPS Criminal Investigations Division, the Panola County Sheriff's Office, the U.S. Marshals Service, the Gregg County CODE Unit, the Rusk County Sheriff's Office, the Upshur County Sheriff's Office, the Gilmer Police Department, the Morris County Sheriff's Office, the Jefferson Police Department, the Henderson Police Department, the Marion County Sheriff's Office and the Harrison County Sheriff's Office.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Ann Cozby.

 

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