Harrison County man sentenced to almost 10 years for dealing meth

Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 9:17pm

A 52-year-old Marshall, Texas man has been sentenced for federal drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Randy Lee Smart pleaded guilty on July 16, 2012, to possession of pseudoephedrine with intent to manufacture methamphetamine and was sentenced to 115 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap.

According to information presented in court, on June 13, 2010, Smart purchased cold pills containing pseudoephedrine at a CVS store in Marshall, Texas with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine. Smart also admitted that the total quantity of pseudoephedrine that he possessed was between 100 and 300 grams. Smart and Tamara Lynn Olivares were indicted by a federal grand jury on Aug. 4, 2011. Olivares was sentenced to 43 months in federal prison on July 3, 2012.

This case was investigated by the Texas Department of Public Safety and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alan R. Jackson.


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