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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 26, 2013

Marion County Woman Sentenced for Drug Trafficking

            MARSHALL, Texas – A 45-year-old Jefferson, 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. 

Tracy Renee Hampton pleaded guilty on Mar. 27, 2012, to possession of pseudoephedrine with intent to manufacture methamphetamine and was sentenced to 84 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap.

            According to information presented in court, Hampton was involved in a conspiracy with others to purchase cold pills containing pseudoephedrine at multiple pharmacies across East Texas.  

Hampton was indicted by a federal grand jury on Feb. 1, 2012 and charged with federal drug trafficking violations 

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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