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January 04, 2012

Panola County Man Guilty of Federal Drug Charges

TYLER, Texas – A 33-year-old Carthage, Texas man has pleaded guilty to federal drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Billy Glenn Carroll 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 Aug. 1, 2009, Carroll purchased cold pills containing 3.60 grams of pseudoephedrine from a CVS store in Carthage.  Carroll also admitted to purchasing cold pills on 18 different occasions from Aug. 1, 2009 to Apr. 8, 2010, which amounted to approximately 47.58 grams of pseudoephedrine, with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine.  Carroll was indicted by a federal grand jury on Apr. 6, 2011.

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

                This case is being investigated by the Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations Division and the Panola County Sheriff's Office and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jim Noble.


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