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Kilgore woman sentenced for possession, distribution of meth

Kilgore woman sentenced for possession, distribution of meth

POSTED: Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 7:00pm

UPDATED: Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 7:14pm

A 51 year old Kilgore, Texas woman has been sentenced to federal prison for possessing and distributing methamphetamine in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Terri Young pleaded guilty on March 8, 2012, to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and was sentenced today to 24 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Leonard E. Davis. In addition to her prison sentence, Young will be required to complete a 3 year term of supervised release.

According to information presented in court, on or about May 27, 2011, Young aided and abetted her co-conspirators in the possession and distribution of methamphetamine in the Eastern District of Texas. Specifically, Young admitted that she was responsible for assisting in the distribution of 20 grams of methamphetamine.

Three of Young’s co-defendants pleaded guilty and have been sentenced. Matthew Dean Willis was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment on June 12, 2012. On July 16, 2012, David Christopher Wheeler and Raelene Dawn Ferguson were sentenced to 46 months imprisonment. Two additional co-defendants have pleaded guilty and currently await sentencing.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Rusk County Sheriff’s Office, Kilgore Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Bill Baldwin.

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