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Phone Call To Mom About Meth Leads To Ten Year Sentence

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HENDERSON COUNTY (CBSDFW.COM) - A 41-year-old woman who used to live in Mabank, was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday for Possession of a Controlled Substance.

In December 2014 during a traffic stop, police say they found methamphetamine in Kandra Michelle Murphy's purse in her car.

An officer put her in a patrol car while they searched her car.

Officers allowed Murphy to make a phone call in the back of a patrol vehicle. Murphy called her mother in hopes that she would pick up her vehicle in lieu of it being impounded.

A video and audio recording system, inside the patrol vehicle, captured Murphy's conversation with her mother.

During that conversation, Murphy told her mother that she was planning on selling the methamphetamine in the Oak Harbor Subdivision a long with the passenger in the car, John Thomas Armstrong, 28, formerly of Gun Barrel City.

District Attorney Scott McKee indicated he was pleased with the prison sentence. "By her own admission, Murphy was planning on selling methamphetamine in Oak Harbor." Said McKee. "She won't be selling narcotics to anyone anytime soon."

Armstrong was sentenced to 6 years in prison after pleading guilty in March of 2015.

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