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Eleven Defendants Plead Guilty to Roles in Methamphetamine Distribution Conspiracy

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Texas

WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Eleven defendants who were indicted in September for their roles in a methamphetamine distribution conspiracy that operated in Wichita Falls, Texas, from approximately March 2014 to August 2015, pleaded guilty last week before U.S. District Judge Reed C. O’Connor in federal court in Wichita Falls.  U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas made today’s announcement.

Each below-listed defendant pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute five grams or more of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance:

Mark Anthony Peysen, 54
Tamara Ann Beasley, 43
Clinton Ray Durham, 47
John Monroe Drullinger, Jr., a/k/a “Johnny D,” 53
Chad Edward Fluharty, 35
Juan Anthony Gabaldon, 31
Vincent Mark Hinson, 36
Curtis Lisle Shawver, 28
James Anthony Streadwick, 54
Michael David Thompson, 50
Cody Shane Walsh, 30

Each defendant faces a statutory penalty of at least five years in federal prison and up to 40 years in federal prison and $5 million fine.  Each defendant is scheduled to be sentenced on February 22, 2016.

According to documents filed in the case, from approximately March 2014 to August 12, 2015, these defendants conspired together, and with others, to possess with intent to distribute and distribute five grams or more of methamphetamine.  They arranged to acquire the methamphetamine and used residences and other locations in the Northern District of Texas to package and distribute it to customers.  They delivered and distributed, and coordinated the delivery and distribution of, quantities of methamphetamine.  They also acted as intermediaries and brokers to negotiate the acquisition, price, sale and delivery of the methamphetamine, as well as the collection of payment for the methamphetamine.

The Wichita County District Attorney’s Office, the Wichita Falls Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Walters is in charge of the prosecution.

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Updated November 3, 2015

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