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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 29, 2012

Harrison County Woman Guilty of Dealing Methamphetamine

TYLER, Texas – A 54-year-old Harleton, Texas woman has pleaded guilty to federal drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Tamara Lynn Olivares 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, on Aug. 14, 2010, Olivares purchased cold pills containing pseudoephedrine at a CVS store in Marshall, Texas with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine.  Olivares admitted to possessing between 100 and 300 grams of pseudoephedrine.  Olivares was indicted by a federal grand jury on Aug. 4, 2011. 

Olivares 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 prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alan R. Jackson.

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