Lufkin man gets 11 years for meth 'smurfing'

Louis Loving. Source: Angelina County Jail.
Louis Loving. Source: Angelina County Jail.

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A Lufkin man will spend the next 135 months in federal prison after a judge's ruling in connection to a federal meth conspiracy.

Louis Ray Loving Jr., 27, must also serve three years of supervision after his release.

Federal Judge Ron Clark issued the sentence on March 30.

Loving entered a plea of guilt in November. He is accused along with 12 others of buying pseudeophedrine throughout East Texas so that it could be used to cook meth, an act known as "smurfing."

Loving pleaded 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.

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