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June 29, 2012

Harrison County Woman Sentenced for Dealing Methamphetamine

MARSHALL, Texas – A 54-year-old Harleton, Texas woman has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Tamara Lynn Olivares pleaded guilty on Mar. 30, 2012, to possession of pseudoephedrine with intent to manufacture methamphetamine and was sentenced to 43 months in federal prison on June 28, 2012 by U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap.

                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. 

                This case was investigated by the Texas Department of Public Safety and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alan R. Jackson.

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