A 39-year-old Jefferson, 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.
Adrian Demond Noel pleaded guilty on May 4, 2012, to possession of pseudoephedrine with intent to manufacture methamphetamine and was sentenced to 68 months in federal prison on Aug. 7, 2012 by U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap.
According to information presented in court, Noel was 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 Noel and 16 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.