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PANOLA COUNTY WOMAN SENTENCED IN COLD PILL CONSPIRACY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 19, 2011

TYLER, Texas – A 44-year-old Carthage, 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. 

Tina Lynn Fox was convicted by a jury on Nov. 29, 2010, to being involved in a conspiracy to possess pseudoephedrine with intent to manufacture methamphetamine and several counts of possession of pseudoephedrine with intent to manufacture methamphetamine and was sentenced to 135 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Michael H. Schneider.

According to information presented in court, from Feb. 2008 to Aug. 2009, Fox traveled to various pharmacies in East Texas to purchase cold pills containing pseudoephedrine in order to manufacture large quantities of methamphetamine for distribution.  A federal grand jury returned an indictment on Apr. 8, 2010 charging Fox with federal drug violations. 

                This case was investigated by the Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations Division and the Panola County Sheriff's Department.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mary Ann Cozby.

 

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