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Harrison County Woman Sentenced for Methamphetamine Violations
MARSHALL, Texas – A33-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.
Shonda Michelle Jones Perry pleaded guilty on June 1, 2012, to possession of pseudoephedrine with intent to manufacture methamphetamine and was sentenced to 60 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap.
According to information presented in court, Perry 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 Perry 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.