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November 02, 2011


               TYLER, Texas – A 47-year-old Kilgore, 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.

Larry Dale Smith pleaded guilty on Dec. 8, 2010, to possession of pseudoephedrine with intent to manufacture methamphetamine and was sentenced to 105 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Leonard E. Davis.

According to information presented in court, on Oct. 8, 2009, Smith purchased 2.40 grams of pseudoephedrine with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine.  From Oct. 8, 2009 through Jan. 21, 2010, Smith purchased cold pills containing pseudoephedrine on 34 separate occasions which amounted to a total of 84 grams of pseudoephedrine which he planned to use to manufacture methamphetamine.  Co-defendant Joy Smith has been sentenced to 121 months in federal prison and Jack Ramsey has been sentenced to 58 months in federal prison.  They were indicted by a federal grand jury on May 6, 2010. 

                This case was investigated by the Texas Department of Public Safety, Rusk County Sheriff's Office, the Overton Police Department, and the New London Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jim Noble.


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