East Texas (KETK) — A Shelby County man is guilty of buying cold pills to make meth.
Dean Allen Tucker, 40, pleaded guilty to possession of pseudoephedrine with intent to manufacture methamphetamines today before U.S. Magistrate Judge John D. Love.
According to information in court, on November 13, 2008, Tucker purchased cold pills containing pseudoephedrine from the Ken Turner Pharmacy in Carthage, Texas with intentions of manufacturing methamphetamines.
Tucker also admitted to purchasing cold pills on 25 other occasions from November 18, 2005 to April 15, 2009, amounting to 58.44 grams of pseudoephedrine.
The jury returned a federal indictment on November 7, 2012 charging Tucker and Christine Stephens Carroll with drug trafficking crimes.
Carroll was sentenced to 71 months in federal prison.
Tucker faces up to 20 years in federal prison, a sentencing date has not yet been set.
This case is currently being investigated by the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Panola County Sheriff's Office.