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Fort Worth, Texas, Woman Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Using Her Home to Conduct Methamphetamine Transactions

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

FORT WORTH, Texas — A Fort Worth, Texas, woman, Shanda Brite, 28, was sentenced on Monday by U.S. District Judge Reed C. O’Connor to 120 months in federal prison, following her guilty plea in July 2015 to one count of maintaining a drug involved premise, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.

According to the factual resume filed in the case, since approximately 2014, Brite has allowed others, including two co-defendants, to conduct methamphetamine transactions at her house on Seal Cove in Fort Worth.  In exchange, Brite received methamphetamine.

Other defendants in the case have also received lengthy federal prison sentences for their roles in the methamphetamine distribution conspiracy.  Last week, Samuel Hebert was sentenced to 240 months, Joseph Sutton was sentenced to 140 months, and Steven Villegas was sentenced to 120 months, in federal prison.  All three are from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

The Drug Enforcement Administration, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and the Texas Department of Public Safety investigated.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn Smith was in charge of the prosecution.

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Updated December 16, 2015

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