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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 21, 2012

Wood County Woman Guilty of Federal Crimes

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

Stacy Dianne Campbell pleaded guilty to possession of pseudoephedrine with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine and possession of stolen mail today before U.S. Magistrate Judge John D. Love.

                According to information presented in court, on Dec. 2, 2010, Campbell purchased cold pills containing pseudoephedrine at a WalMart in Mineola, Texas, and made numerous other purchases on other occasions, all in furtherance of her methamphetamine manufacturing activities.  Campbell was named in a 133-count indictment returned by the grand jury on May 11, 2011.  This case was investigated by the Texas DPS Cid and the Panola County Sheriff's Office.

                Also presented in court was information regarding Campbell's 2008 charges of stealing mail from mailboxes and attempting to either cash or deposit the money contained within the mail into an account fraudulently set up under a fictitious name.  Campbell was indicted on these charges by a federal grand jury on Sep. 14, 2011.  This case was investigated by U.S. Postal inspection Service.

Campbell faces up to 20 years in federal prison for the drug charge and up to 5 years for the mail charge.  A sentencing date has not been set.

               These cases are being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Ann Cozby.

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