Carthage man sentenced for selling marijuana stolen from the Tenaha City Marshal’s office

Published 8:54 am Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Special to The Leader

TYLER, Texas – A 43 year old Carthage, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for conspiring to distribute over 50 kilograms of marijuana that was stolen from the Tenaha City Marshal’s Office in 2010 announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales on Monday.

Roderrete Dewrayne McClure (McClure) pleaded guilty on March 6, 2015, to Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana and was sentenced to 56 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Michael H. Schneider.  According to information presented in court, sometime before August 22, 2010, McClure and a confederate removed over fifty kilograms of marijuana from the Tenaha City Marshal’s Office evidence room.   Fire starter logs were substituted to cover the taking of the marijuana.  On August 17 and 19, 2010, McClure took digital images of the stolen marijuana and transmitted them to   person identified only as (T.F.) in order to facilitate the sale of the drugs in the Dallas area. In July 2010, McClure provided some of the stolen marijuana to another person, identified as K.M., to sell in the area of Shreveport, Louisiana. McClure admitted that he received payments in exchange for the marijuana.

This case was investigated by the F.B.I. Tyler Office and the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Tyler Office and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jim Noble.