Released by U.S. Attorney's Office, The Eastern District of Texas:
HENDERSON, TX - A 33-year-old Henderson, Texas woman has been sentenced to federal prison for drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales Wednesday.
Marianna Matthews pleaded guilty on Dec. 8, 2010, to possession of pseudoephedrine with intent to manufacture methamphetamine and was sentenced to 72 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Leonard Davis.
According to information presented in court, from April 2009 to February 2010, Matthews purchase cold pills containing pseudoephedrine at various stores in Kilgore, Tyler, Longview, and Henderson, Texas. These pills were purchased in furtherance of Matthews' conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine with others. Matthews and five others were indicted by a federal grand jury on May 6, 2010.