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Fort Worth Woman Sentenced to 20 Years in Federal Prison for Role in Methamphetamine Distribution Conspiracy

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

FORT WORTH, Texas — Rachel Adams, 30, of Fort Worth and Weatherford, Texas, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Reed C. O’Connor to serve 240 months (20 years) in federal prison, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.

Adams pleaded guilty in July 2015 to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute at least 50 grams of methamphetamine.

According to documents filed in the case, since approximately 2014, Adams received multi-ounce and pound quantities of methamphetamine from a coconspirator.  Other coconspirators received multi-ounce and pound quantities of methamphetamine on consignment form Adams.  In turn, Adams and others distributed methamphetamine to various customers in the Benbrook, Fort Worth, Arlington, and Wichita Falls, Texas areas.

Adams’ sentence is to be served concurrently with any sentence she may receive in related cases pending in Tarrant County.

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 Fort Worth Police Department investigated the case.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn Smith was in charge of the prosecution.

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Updated November 10, 2015

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