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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 24, 2016

Twelfth Defendant Sentenced for Role in Methamphetamine Distribution Conspiracy

WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Kimberly Paulk Shaffer, 44, of Dallas, Texas, was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge Reed C. O’Connor to 168 months in federal prison, following her guilty plea in February 2016 to one count of conspiracy to distribute a schedule II controlled substance, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.

To date, eleven co-conspirators from Wichita Falls and Dallas were sentenced to the following federal prison sentences:

Mark Anthony Peysen, 54, 180 months
Tamara Ann Beasley, 43, 51 months
Clinton Ray Durham, 47, 63 months
John Monroe Drullinger, Jr., 53, 155 months
Chad Edward Fluharty, 36, 110 months
Juan Anthony Gabaldon, 31, 168 months
Vincent Mark Hinson, 36, 151 months
Curtis Lisle Shawver, 28, 168 months
James Anthony Streadwick, 54, 292 months
Michael David Thompson, 50, 168 months
Cody Shane Walsh, 30, 240 months

Each pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five grams or more of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance.  A total of 13 were charged in the conspiracy.  The remaining defendant, William Muyleart, is scheduled for sentencing in October 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 was in charge of the prosecution.

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
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Updated June 24, 2016