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Remaining E. Texas meth smurf suspects receive sentences

Harold Neyland (Source: Angelina County Jail) Harold Neyland (Source: Angelina County Jail)
Leia Lopez (Source: Angelina County Jail) Leia Lopez (Source: Angelina County Jail)
Tabitha Hopson (Source: Angelina County Jail) Tabitha Hopson (Source: Angelina County Jail)
Laura Dixon (Source: Angelina County Jail) Laura Dixon (Source: Angelina County Jail)
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

A Lufkin man accused of using many locations in and around Angelina County to cook meth will be spending the next nine years in federal prison.

Harold David Neyland, 66, will also spend five years in supervised release once he finishes his prison time.

Neyland pleaded guilty in October to conspiracy to manufacture meth and possession of listed chemicals.

Neyland and Don Michael Campbell, 39, are accused of cooking the meth and are also accused of working with six others to purchase pseudeophedrine from various pharmacies from several different counties.

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

Three other co-defendants received their sentences Tuesday.

Leia Renee Lopez, 34, of Lufkin, was sentenced Tuesday to 84 months in prison and three years of supervised release on an accusation of smurfing.

Tabitha Leanna Hopson, 25, of Lufkin, received a 57-month sentence Tuesday, along with two years of supervised release.

Laura Elizabeth Dixon, 35, of Logansport, La., received a 24.5-month sentence, along with two years of supervised release.

Below are the names and case statuses for all defendants:

Harold David Neyland, 66, Lufkin: Pleaded guilty to two counts on Oct. 31. Sentenced to 108 months in prison.

Don Michael Campbell, 38, Lufkin: Pleaded guilty to two counts on Oct. 29. Sentenced to 60 months in prison.

Tabitha Leanne Hopson, 24, Corrigan: Pleaded guilty to one count on Oct. 30. Sentenced to 57 months in prison.

Laura E. Dixon, 35, Logansport, La.: Pleaded guilty to one count on Oct. 30. Sentenced to 24.5 months in prison.

Mark Dwaine Helton, 45, Diboll: Pleaded guilty to one count on Oct. 31. Sentenced to 78 months in prison.

Frank Simon Lopez Jr., 30, Lufkin: Pleaded guilty to one count on Oct. 31. Sentenced to 60 months in prison.

Leia Renee Lopez, 34, Lufkin: Pleaded guilty to one count on Oct. 31. Sentenced to 84 months in prison.

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