Nacogdoches woman gets 5 years for meth smurfing

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A Nacogdoches woman has begun a 63-month federal prison sentence in connection to her part in a federal meth conspiracy ring.

Janice Gail Williams, 47, will serve two years of supervised release once she is out of prison.

Williams pleaded guilty in April to possession of listed chemicals. The indictment alleged she purchased pseudeophedrine on Dec. 27, 2011, at a Brookshire's in Tyler, with the intention of it being used to make meth.

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.

Below are the co-defendants in the case:

* Terry Lynn Boozer, 56, of Nacogdoches: Sentencing date not yet set.

* Janice Gail Williams, 47, of Nacogdoches: 63-month prison sentence.

* Autumn Grace Broadway, 28, of Nacogdoches: 70-month prison sentence.

* Douglas Edward Vance, 44, of Nacogdoches: Sentencing date not yet set.

* Linda Richelle Pugh, 41, of Broaddus: Sentencing date not yet set.

* Mattie Alabama Emerson, 24, of Garrison: Sentencing date not yet set.

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