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August 08, 2012

Harrison County Woman Guilty of Dealing Methamphetamine

‪ MARSHALL, Texas – A44-year-old Karnack, Texas woman has pleaded guilty to federal drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Christine Francis Sirmans pleaded guilty to possession of pseudoephedrine with intent to manufacture methamphetamine on Aug. 7, 2012 before U.S. Magistrate Judge Roy S. Payne.

                According to information presented in court, from Oct. 12, 2008 to Nov. 16, 2010, Sirmans purchased cold pills containing pseudoephedrine at stores in Marshall and Carthage, Texas, at least 74 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 Sirmans and 16 other co-defendants with federal drug crimes.  Of those defendants, 13 have been convicted. 

Sirmans 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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