Carthage man gets more than 8 years in jail for meth manufacturing

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 11:19am

TYLER, Texas – A 33-year-old Carthage, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Billy Glenn Carroll pleaded guilty on Jan. 4, 2012, to possession of pseudoephedrine with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine and was sentenced to 100 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Michael H. Schneider on June 1, 2012.

According to information presented in court, on Aug. 1, 2009, Carroll purchased cold pills containing 3.60 grams of pseudoephedrine from a CVS store in Carthage. Carroll also admitted to purchasing cold pills on 18 different occasions from Aug. 1, 2009 to Apr. 8, 2010, which amounted to approximately 47.58 grams of pseudoephedrine, with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine. Carroll was indicted by a federal grand jury on Apr. 6, 2011.

This case was investigated by the Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations Division and the Panola County Sheriff's Office and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jim Noble.

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