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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 28, 2012

Harrison County Woman Sentenced for Methamphetamine Violations

MARSHALL, Texas – A23-year-old Karnack, 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.

Anna Lerey Woodall pleaded guilty on May 11, 2012, to possession of pseudoephedrine with intent to manufacture methamphetamine and was sentenced to 37 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap.

According to information presented in court, Woodall was involved in a conspiracy to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine in East Texas.  The conspiracy involved defendants traveling to multiple pharmacies to purchase numerous boxes of cold pills containing pseudoephedrine which is used in the manufacture of methamphetamine.  An 839-count federal indicted was returned on Feb. 1, 2012, charging Woodall and 16 other co-defendants with federal drug crimes.  Of those defendants, 14 have been convicted. 

This case was 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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