TYLER, Texas – Two Gilmer, Texas women have been sentenced to federal prison for drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.
Sarina Cherea Danner, 22, pleaded guilty on July 14, 2010, to possession of pseudoephedrine with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine and was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Michael Schneider.
Sharon Kay Marsh, 47, pleaded guilty on July 15, 2010, to possession of pseudoephedrine with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine and was sentenced to 70 months in federal prison today by Judge Schneider.
According to information presented in court, the defendants were involved in a methamphetamine manufacturing and distribution criminal enterprise in the East Texas area and traveled to multiple pharmacies to purchase numerous boxes of cold pills containing pseudoephedrine in order to manufacture large quantities of methamphetamine for personal use and distribution to others. Danner and Marsh were indicted with 16 co-defendants on May 5, 2010 and charged with federal drug trafficking crimes.
This case is being investigated by the Texas DPS Criminal Investigations Division, 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 Marion County Sheriff's Office and the Harrison County Sheriff's Office. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jim Middleton.