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Feds sentence locals to 5 to 12 years in prison

FORT WORTH – Thursday the fourteenth of eighth individuals charged with conspirying to distribute methamphetamine in Wise and Montague Counties was sentenced in federal court.

U.S. District Judge Reed O’Conner sentenced Shane Deardeuff to 144 months federal prison. Part of the sentencing statements noted he had previous served 12 months in prison for possession of pseydoephedrine, he was subject to increased punishment.

Last August federal authorities began arresting the 18 defendants for drug distribution alleging their involvement in distributing more than 500 grams of methamphetamine “meth” in Wise and Montague Counties.

Since then all 18 defendants have entered pleas of guilty, personally signing “Factual Resumes” which briefly outlined their involvement in the drug distribution ring. Deardeuff’s read, “Since approximately 2017, Shane Deardeuff has received methamphetamine from others, sometimes on consignment. In turn, Deardeuff distributed methamphetatmine to others in the Montague County area, returning to others for more methamphetamine.”

Read more in this week’s edition of The Nocona News.

1 Comment

  1. Abner on February 26, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    144 months seams kinda short for destroying so many lives. With tome off and overcrowding, will be out in 3.3 years

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