Harrison County woman sentenced in meth trafficking ring
POSTED: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 1:12pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 1:13pm
MARSHALL, Texas — A 33-year-old Karnack woman has been sentenced to federal prison for trafficking meth in East Texas.
Shonda Michelle Jones Perry pleaded guilty on June 1 to possession of pseudoephedrine with intent to manufacture methamphetamine and was sentenced to 5 years in a federal prison by U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap.
According to court information, Perry was involved in a conspiracy to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine in East Texas. The conspiracy involved defendants traveling to multiple pharmacies to purchase numerous boxes of cold pills containing pseudoephedrine which is used in the manufacture of methamphetamine.
An 839-count federal indicted was returned on Feb. 1, 2012, charging Perry and 16 other co-defendants with federal drug crimes. Of those defendants, 14 have been convicted.