Three East Texans sentenced for cold pills

Wednesday, December 1, 2010 - 11:51am

TYLER, Texas – Three East Texas residents have been sentenced to federal prison for drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today. The sentencing hearings were held this morning before U.S. District Judge Michael H. Schneider.

Shannon Sue Guess, 44, of Longview, Texas, pleaded guilty on July 13, 2010, to possession of pseudoephedrine with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine and was sentenced to 57 months in federal prison today.

Jeremy Kristopher Ivie, 27, of Carthage, Texas, pleaded guilty on July 22, 2010, to possession of pseudoephedrine with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine and was sentenced to 70 months in federal prison today.

Christie Rene Tull, 27, of Carthage, Texas, pleaded guilty on Aug. 26, 2010, to possession of pseudoephedrine with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine and was sentenced to 37 months in federal prison today.

According to information presented in court, on Jan. 15, 2009, Guess purchased cold pills containing pseudoephedrine at a Drug Emporium store in Longview, Texas, in addition to making three other purchases of the drug at other times that same day at other stores in the area. On Jan. 31, 2009, Ivie purchased cold pills containing pseudoephedrine at a Wal-Mart in Longview in addition to making three other purchases that same day at other stores in the area. On Apr. 22, 2009, Tull purchased cold pills containing pseudoephedrine at a CVS store in Tyler, as well as another purchase on another day at a store in Henderson, Texas. These purchases were all made in furtherance of their methamphetamine manufacturing activities. A federal grand jury returned a 256-count indicted on Feb. 2, 2010 charging Guess, Ivie and Tull 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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