CARTHAGE MAN GUILTY OF FEDERAL DRUG CHARGES
TYLER, Texas – A 26-year-old Carthage, Texas man has pleaded guilty to federal drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.
Jeremy Kristopher Ivie pleaded guilty to possession of pseudoephedrine with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine today before U.S. Magistrate Judge John D. Love.
According to information presented in court, 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, all in furtherance of his methamphetamine manufacturing activities. A federal grand jury returned a 256-count indicted on Feb. 2, 2010 charging Ivie with federal drug violations.
Ivie faces up to 20 years in federal prison at sentencing. A sentencing date has not been set.
This case is being 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 is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Ann Cozby.