TYLER — A 50-year-old Deberry man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug violations in East Texas. Jimmie Gaston Langston pleaded guilty on April 3 to possession of pseudoephedrine with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine and the manufacture of methamphetamine on premises where children are present. He was sentenced in Tyler yesterday to 120 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Michael H. Schneider.
According to federal prosecutors, Langston purchased cold pills containing pseudoephedrine at a CVS store in Marshall as well as additional purchases in Shreveport, Louisiana, with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine. The manufacturing of the methamphetamine took place at Langston’s residence where one or more young children were present at the time.