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12/16/2015

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Fort Worth woman sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for using her home to conduct methamphetamine transactions

FORT WORTH, Texas — A Fort Worth woman was sentenced on Monday by U.S. District Judge Reed C. O’Connor to 120 months in federal prison, following her guilty plea in July 2015 to one count of maintaining a drug involved premise,

This sentence was announced by U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.  This case was investigated by the following agencies: the Drug Enforcement Administration; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI); THE Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; and the Texas Department of Public Safety investigated.

According to the factual resume filed in this case, since about 2014, Shanda Brite, 28, has allowed others, including two co-defendants, to conduct methamphetamine transactions at her house on Seal Cove in Fort Worth.  In exchange, Brite received methamphetamine.

Other defendants in the case have also received lengthy federal prison sentences for their roles in the methamphetamine distribution conspiracy.  Last week, Samuel Hebert was sentenced to 240 months, Joseph Sutton was sentenced to 140 months, and Steven Villegas was sentenced to 120 months, in federal prison. All three are from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn Smith, Northern District of Texas, was in charge of the prosecution.

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Last Reviewed/Updated: 12/16/2015