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

Monday, April 22, 2013

Harrison County Man Sentenced For Drug Trafficking

Department of Justice
Office of Public Affairs

 MARSHALL, Texas – A 56-year-old Karnack, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today. 

David Lynn Sirmans pleaded guilty on Dec. 17, 2012, to manufacturing methamphetamine and was sentenced to 60 months in federal prison on Apr. 19, 2013, by U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap.

            According to information presented in court, Sirmans was involved in a conspiracy with others to purchase cold pills containing pseudoephedrine at multiple pharmacies across East Texas.  Sirmans admitted to using the cold pills to manufacture methamphetamine at his residence near Karnack.    

Sirmans, along with 16 co-defendants, 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 Criminal Investigations Division and the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Allen Hurst.

Updated March 12, 2015