A 52-year-old West Texas woman was convicted of participating in a large illegal drug manufacturing conspiracy on June 2, 2010, announced United States Attorney John E. Murphy.
Arlana Doris Moore, of Grandfalls, Texas was part of a multi-year conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine and possess pseudoephedrine with intent to manufacture a controlled substance, stated the announcement.
Narcotics agents with the Texas Department of Public Safety, who routinely inspect pharmacy records to indentify people who purchase large quantities of cold medicines containing pseudoephedrine, discovered this trend with a group of who Moore was involved with.
From January of 2006, through the summer of 2009, the group bought over-the-counter pseudoephedrine pills at numerous pharmacies in West Texas.
Moore and others would take the pills to a methamphetamine “cook” named Clifford Baxter.
Pharmacies are now required to maintain such records by state law.
Moore is faced with a mandatory life sentence without parole because of previous felony narcotics convictions.
The grand jury trial, held in Odessa, found the conspiracy involved more than 50 grams of methamphetamine. Moore will be sentenced in September, 2010.
June 3 2010
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