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Nacogdoches Co. meth smurfs get federal prison time

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Douglas Vance. (Source: Texas Department of Criminal Justice) Douglas Vance. (Source: Texas Department of Criminal Justice)
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Two Nacogdoches County residents have received federal prison time for their roles in a meth conspiracy ring.

Douglas Edward Vance, 44, of Nacogdoches, began a 70-month prison sentence on Sept. 18. After his release, he will serve three years of supervision. Mattie Alabama Emerson, 24, of Garrison, will begin a 46-month prison sentence on Oct. 3. After her release, she will serve two years of supervision.

Vance pleaded guilty in May to possession of listed chemicals, which alleges he purchased pseudeophedrine for the purpose of it being used to cook meth, an activity known as "smurfing."

Emerson pleaded guilty in March to Count 5 of the indictment, which alleges she purchased pseudeophedrine on June 9, 2008, at a CVS in Nacogdoches.

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: 70-month prison sentence.

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

* Mattie Alabama Emerson, 24, of Garrison: 46-month prison sentence.

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