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BECKVILLE WOMAN SENTENCED IN FEDERAL COLD PILL CASE
2008 Pharmacy purchases result in 68 month prison sentence
TYLER, Texas – A 46-year-old Beckville, Texas woman has been sentenced to federal prison for drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.
Heidi Lynn Beall pleaded guilty on Aug. 31, 2010, to possession of pseudoephedrine with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine and was sentenced to 68 months in federal prison on Mar. 3, 2011, by U.S. District Judge Michael H. Schneider.
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.
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.