Gregg Co. woman guilty of drug trafficking

Latisha Marie Anthony. Photo Source: Gregg County Jail.
Latisha Marie Anthony. Photo Source: Gregg County Jail.

Released by: The U.S. Attorney's Office-Eastern District of Texas:

TYLER, TX (KLTV) – A 26-year-old Kilgore woman has pleaded guilty to federal drug
trafficking in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Latisha Marie Anthony pleaded guilty to possession of pseudoephedrine with intent tomanufacture methamphetamine today before U.S. Magistrate Judge John D. Love.

According to information presented in court, on Aug. 20, 2009, Anthony purchased cold pills containing pseudoephedrine from a Wal-Mart store in Longview, as well as on
numerous other occasions at other stores in the area, all in furtherance of her methamphetamine manufacturing activities.

Anthony was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 6, 2010.

Anthony faces up to 20 years in federal prison for the violation. A sentencing date has
not been set.

This case was investigated by the Texas Department of Public Safety, Criminal
Investigations Division, the Gregg County CODE Unit, and the Harrison County Sheriff's Office
and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Randi Russell.