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Judge dismisses case against Lufkin woman accused of meth smurfing

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LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

A federal judge has approved a dismissal of a case against a Lufkin woman accused of being a part of a federal meth conspiracy case.

Records show Judge Ron Clark signed the order for Melissa Denise Dixon, 29, on Tuesday.

Dixon was indicted with seven others in August for allegedly taking part in a meth smurfing ring. The indictment alleges they purchased pseudeophedrine from various pharmacies from several different counties with the intent to make meth.

The practice of purchasing pseudeophedrine with the intent of it being used to make meth is known in inside circles as "smurfing."

Records do not state why the charge was dismissed.

Below are the names and current statuses of the co-defendants:

Harold David Neyland, 65, Lufkin: Pleaded guilty to two counts on Oct. 31.

Don Michael Campbell, 38, Lufkin: Pleaded guilty to two counts on Oct. 29.

Tabitha Leanne Hopson, 24, Corrigan: Pleaded guilty to one count on Oct. 30.

Laura E. Dixon, 35, Logansport, La.: Pleaded guilty to one count on Oct. 30.

Mark Dwaine Helton, 45, Diboll: Pleaded guilty to one count on Oct. 31.

Frank Simon Lopez Jr., 30, Lufkin: Pleaded guilty to one count on Oct. 31.

Leia Renee Lopez, 34, Lufkin: Pleaded guilty to one count on Oct. 31.

Melissa Denise Dixon, 29, Lufkin: Charge dropped.

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