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December 06, 2011

Upshur County Woman Guilty of Federal Drug Charges

TYLER, Texas – A 38-year-old Gilmer, Texas woman has pleaded guilty to federal drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Lisa Michelle LeBlanc pleaded guilty to possession of pseudoephedrine with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Judith K. Guthrie.

                According to information presented in court, on Feb. 22, 2010, LeBlanc purchased cold pills containing pseudoephedrine at a Walgreens store in Tyler.  On that same day, she made two additional purchases at other stores in the area, all in furtherance of her methamphetamine manufacturing activities.  LeBlanc was indicted by a federal grand jury on Apr. 6, 2011.

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

                This case was investigated by the Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations Division, the Upshur County Sheriff's Office and the Gilmer Police Department.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Ann Cozby.


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