Tatum man sentenced for making meth

Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 12:32pm

TYLER, Texas – A 44-year-old Tatum, 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.

Brett Everett Myers pleaded guilty on Sep. 7, 2010, to possession of pseudoephedrine with intent to manufacture methamphetamine and was sentenced to 57 months in federal prison on Mar. 1, 2011, by U.S. District Judge Michael Schneider.

According to information presented in court, on Dec. 22, 2008, Myers purchased cold pills containing pseudoephedrine at a Drug Emporium in Longview, Texas, all in furtherance of his methamphetamine manufacturing activities. A federal grand jury returned a 256-count indicted on Feb. 2, 2010 charging Myers and several others with federal drug violations.

This case was investigated by the Texas DPS Criminal Investigations Division, the Panola County Sheriff's Office, 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 was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Ann Cozby.

From U.S. Attorney's Office

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