Lufkin meth smurfer gets 46 months

Deana Turner (Source: Angelina County Jail)
Deana Turner (Source: Angelina County Jail)

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A federal judge has approved a 46-month prison sentence for a Lufkin woman accused of purchasing pseudeophedrine with the intention of it being made to produce meth.

Deana Sunshine Turner, 36, will begin her sentence on Sept. 5, 2012. Upon her release, she will be under supervision for a year.

Turner pleaded guilty in September to possession of listed chemicals. Turner was a part of a three-member meth conspiracy in which they purchased pseudeophedrine at various pharmacies around the area for it to be used to cook meth, a practice referred to as "smurfing."

The leader of the conspiracy, David Dunman, will serve 10 years in prison.

Judge Ron Clark approved the sentence.

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