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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 06, 2013

Wood County Woman Guilty of Methamphetamine Violations

TYLER, Texas – A 42-year-old Mineola, Texas woman has pleaded guilty to federal drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Jennifer Northcutt pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine on Feb. 5, 2013, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Judith K. Guthrie.

                According to information presented in court, on Aug. 21, 2010, Northcutt was found in possessio9n of methamphetamine which she intended to distribute to others.  She admitted to possessing approximately 17 grams of methamphetamine and to being in possession of a firearm while distributing methamphetamine.

                 A federal indictment was returned on Nov. 7, 2012, charging Northcutt and two co-defendants with federal drug crimes. 

Northcutt faces up to 40 years in federal prison at sentencing.  A sentencing date has not been set. 

                This case is being investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Mineola Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Bill Baldwin.

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