3 women get prison sentences for meth smurfing

Autumn Broadway (Source: Angelina County Jail)
Autumn Broadway (Source: Angelina County Jail)

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A federal judge has approved federal prison sentences for three East Texas women accused of buying pseudeophedrine for the use of it being used to make meth.

Katherine Nugent, unknown age and residence, and Brandy Michelle Beam, 27, of Huntington, will each serve 46 months in prison, followed by two years of supervised release.

Autumn Grace Broadway, 27, of Nacogdoches, will serve 70 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release.

All three are charged in separate indictments with purchasing pseudeophedrine in various East Texas stores with the intent of it being used to cook meth. The practice is known in inside circles as "smurfing."

Nugent is ordered to surrender by Oct. 31 and Beam is ordered to surrender by Sept. 26. Broadway was immediately released after her sentencing to US Marshals.

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