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Lufkin woman arrested on federal meth charge

Krystal Slusher mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail. Krystal Slusher mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

Another woman named in a 149-count meth conspiracy federal indictment has been booked into the Angelina County Jail.

Lufkin Police arrested Krystal Nicole Slusher, 25, of Lufkin, on Tuesday.

A 149-count indictment, released on July 20, details allegations of Slusher, plus 11 others, participating in a conspiracy to buy pseudoephedrine from various pharmacies across East Texas, in order to manufacture meth.

Four other Angelina County residents are also in custody in connection to a separate federal indictment released on the same day, which alleges similar activity.

[View a slideshow of all 17 suspects.]

Seventeen may seem like a big number, but without speaking specifically about the case, Sgt. Allen Hill with the Angelina County Sheriff's Office says it's not enough to stop the meth trade.

"That's just a drop in the bucket," Hill said.

But it's a start.

Hill says a new database system for the pharmacies makes it easier to track who's buying the ingredients to make the drug.

"Buy pseudeophedrin today, I'll know it today," Hill said. "They can buy a box here and they can go to Louisiana and buy a box. I'll know it."

Federal prosecutors are asking that Dunman be held without bond until a trial.

A hearing on that motion will be held Thursday at 2 p.m.

It appears 10 of the 13 defendants are now in custody.

Those listed in the federal indictment are:

Terry Lee Loving, 25, of Lufkin: Transferred out of the Angelina County Jail on Monday.

Louis Ray Loving, 27, of Lufkin: Not yet arrested, according to Angelina County Jail records.

Robert Wayne Dillahunty, 40, of Lufkin: Held in the Angelina County Jail.

Gary Justin Kelley, 26, of Pollok: Not yet arrested, according to Angelina County Jail records.

Holly Linnea Vadelund, 20, of Lufkin: Booked in Angelina County Jail on federal charges on Monday.

Lyndsey Denise Miller, 21, of Lufkin: Booked in Angelina County Jail on federal charges on Saturday.

Laura Fisher Vadelund, 20, of Lufkin: Booked in Angelina County Jail on federal charges on Monday.

Krystal Nicole Slusher, 25, of Lufkin: Booked in Angelina County Jail on federal charges on Tuesday.

Tiffany Lorelle Stovall, 22, of Lufkin: Booked in Angelina County Jail on federal charges on Sunday.

Mandy Nicole Slomba, 21, of Lufkin: Booked in Angelina County Jail on federal charges on Monday.

Steven Edward Beam, 25, of Huntington: Booked in Angelina County Jail on federal charges on Sunday.

Loyd Leon McElreath Jr., 50, of Lufkin: Not yet arrested, according to Angelina County Jail records.

Amanda Hodges, 25, of Diboll: Booked in Angelina County Jail on federal charges on Monday.

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