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United States v. Towns
Citation:718 F.3d 404 (2013)
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In 2009, James Pieprzica, an officer with the Texas Department of Public Safety, discovered a conspiracy whereby individuals would visit multiple pharmacies to obtain large quantities of pseudoephedrine and use it to manufacture methamphetamine. Pieprzica compiled a list of alleged conspirators. Towns was charged in an indictment with one count of conspiracy to possess and manufacture pseudoephedrine. At trial, the Government offered pseudoephedrine purchase logs from various retailers to highlight a pattern of movement and purchase implicating Towns in the conspiracy. The log spreadsheets were admitted through Pieprzica, who had received the records from the records custodians of the companies that ran the pharmacies.
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