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Fort Worth Woman Receives Over 24 Years in Prison for Meth Trafficking into U.S.

A Fort Worth woman, 54-year-old Sally Renae Smith has been sentenced to 292 months (24 years, 4 months) in federal prison for her involvement in a conspiracy to import methamphetamine into the United States. The sentence was handed down in a federal court in Del Rio, Texas.

Court documents reveal that Smith collaborated with others to bring 3.422 kilograms of methamphetamine, with a purity of 100%, into the country. She communicated with a co-conspirator via text messages, who was trafficking methamphetamine from Mexico to the U.S. Smith instructed her accomplice to drive to her motel room in Del Rio upon crossing the point of entry.

Smith was apprehended on September 8, 2020, and has been in federal custody since then. She entered a guilty plea on July 21, 2021. Additionally, Smith's three co-conspirators have pleaded guilty and are currently in federal custody awaiting sentencing.

U.S. Attorney Jaime Esparza for the Western District of Texas commented on the severity of the sentence, stating, “This prison sentence of more than two decades is indicative of how serious we are in dismantling these drug trafficking organizations." He expressed gratitude to Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) for their collaboration in the case.

Special Agent in Charge Craig Larrabee for the HSI San Antonio Division emphasized their commitment to combating drug trafficking, stating, “HSI will continue to aggressively pursue narcotics traffickers." He affirmed HSI's dedication to investigating, arresting, and prosecuting individuals involved in drug trafficking to ensure community safety.

HSI conducted the investigation into the case.

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