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

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Houston Woman Guilty Of Dealing Methamphetamine In East Texas

Department of Justice
Office of Public Affairs

 TYLER, Texas – A 24-year-old Houston, Texas woman has pleaded guilty to drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Lindsay Mason pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine today before U.S. Magistrate Judge John D. Love. 

            According to information presented in court, on June 29, 2011, Mason agreed with others to acquire and distribute methamphetamine in the Eastern District of Texas and elsewhere.  Mason was personally responsible for assisting in the possession of 49.3 grams of pure methamphetamine.  A federal grand jury returned an indictment on Feb. 27, 2013, charging Mason and three others with drug trafficking violations. 

            Mason faces a minimum of five years in federal prison at sentencing.  A sentencing date has not been set.

           This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Gregg county CODE Unit, the Overton Police Department and the Texas Department of Public Safety and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Bill Baldwin.

Updated March 12, 2015