Carthage woman gets prison time for dealing meth

Monday, August 20, 2012 - 4:49pm

A 31-year-old Carthage, Texas woman has been sentenced to federal prison for drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Christine Stephens Carroll pleaded guilty on Feb. 22, 2012, to possession of pseudoephedrine with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine and was sentenced to 71 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Michael H. Schneider.

According to information presented in court, on Oct. 22, 2008, Carroll purchased cold pills containing 2.40 grams of pseudoephedrine from a Brookshire Bros. in Carthage. Carroll also admitted to purchasing cold pills on 64 different occasions from Oct. 22, 2008 to Apr. 15, 2010, which amounted to approximately 137.78 grams of pseudoephedrine, with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine. Carroll was indicted by a federal grand jury on Apr. 6, 2011 along with three co-defendants.

Carroll’s husband, Billy Glenn Carroll, was sentenced to 100 months in federal prison on June 1, 2012. Roy Daniel Tatum was sentenced to 115 months in federal prison on Mar. 29, 2012.

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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