Huntington meth smurfer gets 4 years in federal prison

Steven Beam (Source: Angelina County Jail)
Steven Beam (Source: Angelina County Jail)

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A federal judge has approved a 51-month prison sentence for a Huntington man who pleaded guilty in November to his part in a 13-member meth conspiracy ring.

Steven Edward Beam, 26, is ordered to surrender on Sept. 5 to begin his sentence. Once he finishes his prison time, he will be on supervised release for three years.

Beam pleaded guilty in November to possession of listed chemicals. The indictment alleged he purchased pseudeophedrine at various stores in East Texas, with the intent of the drug being used to make meth. The practice is known as "smurfing."

Eleven other defendants in the case have already received their sentencings. Only one other has yet to be sentenced. Below are the defendants and their sentences:

Terry Lee Loving, Lufkin: 179 months.

Louis Ray Loving Jr., Lufkin: 135 months.

Robert Wayne Dillahunty, Lufkin: 110 months.

Gary Justin Kelley, Lufkin: 51 months.

Holly Linnea Vadelund, Lufkin: 60 months.

Lyndsey Denise Miller, Lufkin: 70 months.

Krystal Nicole Slusher, Lufkin: 46 months.

Tiffany Lorelle Stovall, Lufkin: 57 months.

Mandy Nicole Slomba, Lufkin: 33 months.

Steven Edward Beam, Huntington: 51 months.

Loyd Leon McElreath Jr., Lufkin: Sentencing date set for Aug. 15.

Amanda Hodges, Diboll: 57 monhths.

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