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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 08, 2012

Harrison County Man Sentenced for Federal Drug Crimes

‪ MARSHALL, Texas – A 53-year-old Marshall, 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.

Gary Lynn Corpier pleaded guilty on Feb. 14, 2012, to possession of pseudoephedrine with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine and was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison on Aug. 7, 2012, by U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap.

                According to information presented in court, on June 9, 2009, Corpier purchased cold pills containing pseudoephedrine at a Walgreens and a WalMart store in Marshall, Texas, as well as on other occasions at other stores in the area, all in furtherance of his methamphetamine manufacturing activities.  Corpier was indicted by a federal grand jury on June 2, 2011.

               This case was investigated by the Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations Division and the Harrison County Sheriff's Office and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Ann Cozby.

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