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March 05, 2012

CODEFENDANTS PLEAD GUILTY TO SIMPLE POSSESSION

                 TYLER, TX – United States Attorney John M. Bales announced that a pair of east Texas residents entered guilty pleas to a drug charge in federal court today.

                TIFFANI MARIE CLACK, a 30 year old Marshall, Texas woman and JEFFERY RAY WILLIAMS, a 35 year old Harleton, Texas man pleaded guilty to the charge of simple possession during hearings before United States Magistrate John D. Love.

                 Clack and Williams were indicted on November 2, 2011 along with four
co-conspirators.  According to evidence presented in court, between September, 2009 and October, 2009 Clack purchased cold pills containing pseudoephedrine at, among other locations, a CVS store in Longview, Texas.  Between April, 2010, and May, 2010, Williams purchased cold pills containing pseudoephedrine at, among other locations, a Wal-Mart store in Longview, Texas.  Clack and Williams both admitted to purchasing cold pills which contained more than 9 grams of pseudoephedrine base within a one-month period.

                 Doris Anne Clack, Tiffani Clack’s mother, also pleaded guilty today to possession of a List 1 chemical.  Doris Clack purchased pseudoephedrine with the knowledge it would be used to manufacture methamphetamine.  Sentencing dates have not been set for any of the defendants entering guilty pleas today.

                 This case is being investigated by the Texas Department of Public Safety and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Alan R. Jackson.

                                                                                               
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