Karnack man sentenced for drug trafficking

Monday, April 22, 2013 - 9:35am

An East Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

David Lynn Sirmans, 56, of Karnack, pleaded guilty on December 17, 2012, to manufacturing methamphetamine and was sentenced to 60 months in federal prison on Friday, by U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap.

According to information presented in court, Sirmans was involved in a conspiracy with others to purchase cold pills containing pseudoephedrine at multiple pharmacies across East Texas. Sirmans admitted to using the cold pills to manufacture meth at his residence near Karnack.

Sirmans, along with 16 co-defendants, was indicted by a federal grand jury on February 1, 2012, and charged with federal drug trafficking violations

This case was investigated by the Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations Division and the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Allen Hurst.


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