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Jefferson man sentenced for drug possession

Released by Attorney John M. Bales, Eastern District of Texas:

MARSHALL, TX – A 35-year-old Jefferson, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Travis Earl Shelton pleaded guilty on Aug. 17, 2010, to possession of pseudoephedrine with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine and was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison on Nov. 15, 2010 by U.S. District Judge T. John Ward.

According to information presented in court, on July 20, 2009, Shelton purchased cold pills containing pseudoephedrine at a Walgreens in Marshall in addition to making two other purchases that same day at other stores in the area, all in furtherance of his methamphetamine manufacturing activities.

A federal grand jury returned a 27-count indictment on May 6, 2010 charging Shelton with federal drug violations.

This case is being investigated by the Texas DPS Criminal Investigations Division, the Panola County Sheriff's Office, the U.S. Marshals Service, the Gregg County CODE Unit, the Rusk County Sheriff's Office, the Upshur County Sheriff's Office, the Gilmer Police Department, the Morris County Sheriff's Office, the Jefferson Police Department, the Henderson Police Department, the Marion County Sheriff's Office and the Harrison County Sheriff's Office.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher T. Tortorice.

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