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3 Harrison Co. women sentenced for drug trafficking

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MARSHALL (KYTX) – Three Harrison County, Texas women have been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today. The sentencing hearings were held on Dec. 10, 2012 before U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap.
 
Debra Perry Robinson, 49, pleaded guilty on July 11, 2012, to possession of pseudoephedrine with intent to manufacture methamphetamine and was sentenced to 87 months in federal prison.
 
Wanda Guthrie Apple, 68, pleaded guilty on July 11, 2012, to possession of pseudoephedrine with intent to manufacture methamphetamine and was sentenced to 65 months in federal prison.
 
Marcy Sanders, 40, pleaded guilty on July 13, 2012, to possession of pseudoephedrine with intent to manufacture methamphetamine and was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison.
 
According to information presented in court, Robinson, Apple, and Sanders were involved in a conspiracy to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine in East Texas.  The conspiracy involved defendants traveling to multiple pharmacies to purchase numerous boxes of cold pills containing pseudoephedrine which is used in the manufacture of methamphetamine.  An 839-count federal indicted was returned on Feb. 1, 2012, charging Robinson, Apple, Sanders, and 14 other co-defendants with federal drug crimes.  Of those defendants, 14 have been convicted. 
 
This case was investigated by the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Harrison County Sheriff's Office and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Allen Hurst.
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