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April 19, 2011

TYLER, Texas – A 36-year-old Daingerfield, Texas, man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today. 

Jimmy Ray Nix, Jr. pleaded guilty on Sep. 1, 2010, to possession of pseudoephedrine with intent to manufacture methamphetamine and was sentenced to 78 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Michael H. Schneider.

According to information presented in court, on Apr. 27, 2009, Nix purchased cold pills containing pseudoephedrine at a Walgreens in Longview, Texas, in addition to making four other purchases that same day at other stores in the area, all in furtherance of his methamphetamine manufacturing activities.  A federal grand jury returned a 256-count indictment on Feb. 2, 2010 charging Nix 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.



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