Henderson woman sentenced for drug crimes

Henderson woman sentenced for drug crimes

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.

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 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 Allen Hurst.