Rusk County man sentenced in meth conspiracy

Rusk County man sentenced in meth conspiracy

TYLER, Texas – A 49-year-old Overton, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today. 

Jack London Ramsey pleaded guilty on Nov. 2, 2010, to possession of pseudoephedrine and was sentenced to 58 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Leonard E. Davis.

            According to information presented in court, from Dec. 2, 2008 to Jan. 21, 2010, Ramsey purchased cold pills containing pseudoephedrine on 56 separate occasions which amounted to a total of 147 grams of pseudoephedrine, which he planned to use to manufacture methamphetamine.  A federal grand jury returned an indictment on May 6, 2010 charging Ramsey with federal drug violations.  All of Ramsey's co-defendants have been convicted and are awaiting sentencing. 

This case is being investigated by the Texas DPS Criminal Investigations Division and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jim Noble.