LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Nine of 13 defendants have either pleaded or will plead guilty to their part in a federal meth conspiracy case after records revealed two more will enter new pleas next week.
Steven Edward Beam, 25, of Huntington; Lyndsey Denise Miller, 21, of Lufkin; and Tiffany Lorelle Stovall, 22, of Lufkin, each entered guilty pleas in the federal courthouse in Beaumont on Friday.
According to court documents, Miller pleaded guilty to Count 52, a charge of possession of listed chemicals, which alleges she purchased pseudeophedrine on Oct. 29, 2009, at the Walmart in Lufkin. Stovall pleaded guilty to Count 119 of the indictment, which alleges she purchased pseudeophedrine on Oct. 22, 2010, at a Lufkin CVS Pharmacy. Beam pleaded guilty to Count 137, which alleges he purchased the drug on Nov. 20, 2010, at a CVS Pharmacy in Lufkin.
Louis Ray Loving, 27, of Lufkin, and Holly Linnea Vadelund, 20, of Lufkin, will enter their pleas on Monday and Tuesday, respectively.
Loving will plead guilty to Count 41, a charge of possession of a listed chemical. The indictment accuses Loving of purchasing pseudeophedrine on Aug. 6, 2009, at the Walmart in Lufkin, for the purpose of it being used to cook meth.
Information on Vadelund's plea was not immediately available.
Amanda Hodges, 25, of Diboll, Laura Fisher Vadelund, 20, of Lufkin, Gary Justin Kelley, 26, of Pollok, and Robert Wayne Dillahunty, 40, of Lufkin, have already entered guilty pleas in the case. Sentencing for all defendants will be held at a later date.
The remaining defendants in the case are:
Terry Lee Loving, 25, of Lufkin.
Krystal Nicole Slusher, 25, of Lufkin.
Mandy Nicole Slomba, 21, of Lufkin.
Loyd Leon McElreath Jr., 50, of Lufkin.
They are scheduled for a November 14 trial.