Woman facing drug conspiracy charge in Texarkana federal court

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An information accusing a woman of conspiring to traffic methamphetamine in Dallas and Texarkana was filed in a Texarkana federal court Monday.

An entry in Lacy Harris’ case made Wednesday indicates she intends to plead guilty to the charge at a hearing next month before U.S. Magistrate Judge Caroline Craven in Texarkana’s downtown federal building. Harris’ case includes a notice by the government that it is associated with a case involving Keith Glenn Harris which was closed in January 2014.

Lacy Harris is accused of conspiring to distribute meth in the Texarkana and Dallas areas in 2012. Keith Harris was arrested July 12, 2012, as he drove from Dallas to Texarkana with 1,610 grams of meth, according to documents on file in his case. Keith Harris admitted he was being paid to move the drugs which were intended for sale in Texarkana.

Keith Harris was also in possession of a handgun at the time of his arrest by a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper.

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Keith Harris pleaded guilty Jan. 30, 2014, to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and to carrying a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense. U.S. District Judge Michael Schneider sentenced Keith Harris to 96 months on the possession charge and 60 months on the weapons charge. Schneider ordered the two terms to run consecutively meaning Keith Harris’ total sentence was 13 years.

Lacy Harris is scheduled to appear March 8 before Craven with Longview attorney Greg Waldron. Lacy Harris faces a fine up to $1 million, up to 20 years in federal prison, or both.

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