West Texas Provisions Inc. Executives Plead Guilty to Conspiracy Charges

AMARILLO, Texas – Two executives at an Amarillo meat processing plant pleaded guilty to selling tainted meat to the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

According to a news release, the president of West Texas Provisions, Inc., 49-year-old Jeffery Neal Smith, and operations manager of the company, 43-year-old Derrick Martinez, pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges this afternoon.

They admitted to selling more than 775,000 pounds of uninspected, misbranded or adulterated meat to 32 prison institutions in 18 states.

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