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Woman sentenced to federal prison in Wichita Falls court

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A 31-year old woman was sentenced to federal prison yesterday (Thursday, Jan. 16) in a Wichita Falls, Tex. courtroom on drug charges, according to an article in today's (Friday, Jan. 17) Wichita Falls Times Record News newspaper. Janis Hernandez was sentenced to 136 months in a federal prison facility in the federal district courtroom in the Graham Purcell Bulding in Wichita Falls yesterday on drug-related charges.

Hernandez was one of seven defendants who were charged in the drug-trafficking case and all of them have now decided to plead guilty and fling themselves on the mercy of the court. She admitted guilt to being involved in a conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

That is the drug which has become famous for rotting people's teeth and aging them well before their time. Non-drug users have a difficult time grasping why druggies become involved with that destructive narcotic.

Hernandez confessed that on several occasions she distributed and facilitated the distribuation of meth in both Wichita Falls and Electra. She is a resident of Electra, the town which was named after Electra Waggoner of the affluent oil and land family.

For her part Hernandez admitted she was guilty on several occasions between August and November of 2012.

The Texas Department of Public Safety collaborated with the Wichita Falls Police Department, the Wichita County District Attorney's Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in conducting the successful investiation which resulted in the removal of several drug merchants from the streets of Wichita Falls and nearby Electra.

Manuel Borrego is chief of the WFPD which was involved in the investigation.

The questions remains, "Why would anyone want to destroy their appearance and health by ingesting methamphetamine into their body?"

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