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June 12, 2013

Wood County Woman Sentenced for Drug Trafficking Violations

TYLER, Texas – A37-year-old Mineola, 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.

            Denise Marie Meeks pleaded guilty on Feb. 6, 2013, to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime and was sentenced to 144 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Michael H. Schneider.  The court also imposed a $2,000 forfeiture judgment against Meeks.

According to information presented in court, up until July 19, 2012, Meeks possessed and distributed more than 20 grams of methamphetamine in East Texas.  Meeks also admitted that she carried a firearm during, and in relation to, her drug trafficking activities.  A federal grand jury returned an indictment on Dec. 6, 2012, charging Meeks with federal violations.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Canton Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Bill Baldwin.


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