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United States Attorney John M. Bales
Eastern District of Texas

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, 2010               PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
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TWO CARTHAGE RESIDENTS GUILTY IN FEDERAL COLD PILL CASE

            TYLER, Texas – Two Carthage, Texas residents have pleaded guilty to federal drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

            Michael Lewis Galyean, 49, and Christie Renee Tull, 27, both of Carthage, 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. 11, 2008, Galyean purchased cold pills containing pseudoephedrine at a Walgreens in Kilgore, Texas, in addition to making three other purchases that same day at other stores in the area.  On Apr. 22, 2009, Tull purchased cold pills containing pseudoephedrine at a CVS in Tyler, in addition to making another purchase on another day at a store in Henderson, Texas.  The purchases were all in furtherance of their methamphetamine manufacturing activities.  A federal grand jury returned a 256-count indictment on Feb. 2, 2010 charging Galyean and Tull with federal drug violations.

            Galyean and Tull each face up to 20 years in federal prison at sentencing.  Sentencing dates have 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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