Lufkin meth smurf gets 33 months

Loyd McElreath (Source: Angelina County Jail)
Loyd McElreath (Source: Angelina County Jail)

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A Lufkin man will spend 33 months in federal prison for his part in a 13-member meth conspiracy.

Loyd Leon McElreath Jr., 51, will spend two years in supervised release after he gets out of prison.

McElreath pleaded guilty to County 72 of the indictment, possession of listed chemicals, in November. The count alleged he purchased pseudoephedrine on Jan. 20, 2010, at the Walmart in Lufkin.

The practice is known as "smurfing."

All 13 members of the conspiracy ring have received their sentence:

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: 33 months.

Amanda Hodges, Diboll: 57 months

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