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August 08, 2012

Harrison County Man Guilty of Dealing Methamphetamine

‪ MARSHALL, Texas – A41-year-old Karnack, Texas man has pleaded guilty to federal drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Gregory Scott Covey pleaded guilty to possession of pseudoephedrine with intent to manufacture methamphetamine today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Roy S. Payne.

                According to information presented in court, from Mar. 21, 2010 to Sep. 3, 2010, Covey purchased cold pills containing pseudoephedrine at stores in Marshall, Texas, at least 32 times.  The cold pills were purchased to be used in the manufacture of methamphetamine.  An 839-count federal indicted was returned on Feb. 1, 2012, charging Covey and 16 other co-defendants with federal drug crimes.  Of those defendants, 14 have been convicted. 

Covey 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 and the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Allen Hurst.



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