MARSHALL – A 52-year-old Marshall man has been sentenced for federal drug trafficking violations. Randy Lee Smart pleaded guilty on July 16 to possession of pseudoephedrine with intent to manufacture methamphetamine. During a Marshall federal court proceeding yesterday, he was sentenced to 115 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap.
Federal prosecutors say on June 13, 2010, Smart purchased cold pills containing pseudoephedrine at a CVS store in Marshall with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine. Smart also admitted that the total quantity of pseudoephedrine that he possessed was between 100 and 300 grams. Smart and Tamara Lynn Olivares were indicted by a federal grand jury on Aug. 4, 2011. Olivares was sentenced to 43 months in federal prison on July 3rd of this year.