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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Texas

Thursday, August 15, 2013

East Texas Women Sentenced For Trafficking Methamphetamine

Department of Justice
Office of Public Affairs

       TYLER, Texas – Two East Texas women were sentenced to federal prison today for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Stacie Serenko, 29, of Tyler, Texas pleaded guilty on Feb. 7, 2013 to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and was sentenced to 70 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Leonard E. Davis.

Jennifer Northcutt, 42, of Mineola, Texas, pleaded guilty on Feb. 5, 2013, to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and was sentenced to 60 months in federal prison today by Judge Davis.

                According to information presented in court, on Aug. 21, 2010, Serenko and Northcutt both found in possession of methamphetamine which they intended to distribute to others.   Serenko admitted to being in possession of more than 5 grams of methamphetamine.  Northcutt admitted to possessing at least 17 grams of methamphetamine and a firearm.

                Another defendant, Billie Earl Johnson, is set for trial on Oct. 8, 2013.   

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

Updated March 12, 2015