Whitehouse man, Tyler woman plead guilty to dealing meth in ETX

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 5:25pm

Two Smith County residents pleaded guilty Wednesday to dealing drugs in East Texas.

Clinton Daniel McCaa, 32, of Whitehouse, Texas, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Judith K. Guthrie.

Tara McDonald, 40, of Tyler, Texas, pleaded guilty to maintaining a place for the distribution and use of methamphetamine today before Judge Guthrie.

According to court documents, during 2011, McCaa acquired meth from Clinton Squires of Terrell, Texas, which McCaa then sold to people in Tyler. During this time, McCaa lived with McDonald at her house  on Meadow Creek Drive. McDonald admitted she knew McCaa was involved in the distribution and use of meth. McDonald also let McCaa keep meth and other substances at her home

McDonald and McCaa were indicted May 2 on federal drug crimes.

McCaa faces up to 40 years in federal prison. McDonald faces up to 20 years in federal prison. A sentencing date for both individuals has not been set.




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