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PANOLA COUNTY WOMAN SENTENCED FOR FEDERAL DRUG CRIMES
TYLER, Texas – A 26-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. The sentencing hearings were held today
Brandi Nicole Cochran pleaded guilty on Sep. 7, 2010, to possession of pseudoephedrine with intent to manufacture methamphetamine and was sentenced to 37 months in federal prison on Mar. 1, 2011, by U.S. District Judge Michael Schneider.
According to information presented in court, on Apr. 10, 2009, Cochran purchased cold pills containing pseudoephedrine at a Drug Emporium store in Longview, Texas, in furtherance of her methamphetamine manufacturing activities. A federal grand jury returned an indictment on Apr. 8, 2010 charging Cochran and others with federal drug violations.
This case was 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 was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Ann Cozby.