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4 ETX women plead guilty to meth 'smurfing'

Linda Pugh. Source: Angelina County Jail. Linda Pugh. Source: Angelina County Jail.
Autumn Broadway. Source: Nacogdoches County Jail. Autumn Broadway. Source: Nacogdoches County Jail.
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

Four East Texas women have pleaded guilty in their parts in a federal meth conspiracy.

Documents show Mattie Alabama Emerson, 24, of Garrison, Linda Richelle Pugh, 41, of Broaddus, Janice Gail Williams, 47, of Nacogdoches, and Autumn Grace Broadway, 27, of Nacogdoches pleaded guilty on Tuesday to charges of possession of listed chemicals.

Emerson pleaded guilty to Count 5 of the indictment, which alleges she purchased pseudeophedrine on June 9, 2008, at a CVS in Nacogdoches.

Pugh pleaded guilty to Count 32 of the indictment, which alleges she purchased pseudeophedrine on Oct. 26, 2009, at a CVS in Henderson.

Williams pleaded guilty to Count 58 of the indictment, which alleges she purchased pseudeophedrine on Dec. 27, 2011, at a Brookshire's in Tyler.

Broadway pleaded guilty to Count 54 of the indictment, which alleges she purchased pseudeophedrine on Nov. 10, 2011, at a Walgreens in Nacogdoches.

The type of conspiracy is known as "smurfing," which is defined as persons visiting multiple pharmacies at various retailers in and out of the area to purchase pseudeophedrine.

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