A federal grand jury indicted 13 Angelina County people for an alleged conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine since 2008.
The indictment states the various coconspirators purchased pseudoephedrine from Sam’s Pharmacy, Walmart Pharmacy, Walgreen’s Pharmacy and CVS Pharmacy for the purpose of manufacturing a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of meth.
They would then rent motel rooms to manufacture the illegal substance and then transport it to Angelina County from Nacogdoches, Liberty, Smith, Dallas, Collin, Anderson, Jasper, Galveton, Kaufman, Walker, Polk, Cherokee, Tarrant, Denton, Orange, Jefferson, Hardin, Shelby, Newton, Tyler, Harris and Montgomery counties, according to the indictment.
Of the 149 indictments, Terry Lee Loving and Louis Ray Loving Jr. maintained residences at 910 Markus Ave. and 414 Vine St. for the purpose of manufacturing, distributing or using meth. Both men also possessed iodine, also used in the making of meth.
For the first charge of conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, the 13 defendants could face five to 40 years in prison, a fine up to $5 million, or both.
If any of the suspects had prior felony drug convictions, they could face 10 years to life in prison, a fine up to $8 million, or both.
For the remaining counts, the penalties could be up to 20 years in prison, a fine from $250,000 to $500,000, or both.
Those charged in the conspiracy include:
■ Terry Lee Loving, 25, of Lufkin
■ Louis Ray Loving Jr., 27, of Lufkin
■ Robert Wayne Dillahunty, 40, of Lufkin
■ Gary Justin Kelley, 26, of Pollok
■ Holly Linnea Vadelund, 20, of Lufkin
■ Lyndsey Denise Miller, 21, of Lufkin
■ Laura Fisher Vadelund, 44, of Corrigan
■ Krystal Nicole Slusher, 25
■ Tiffany Lorelle Stovall, 22, of Lufkin
■ Mandy Nicole Slomba, 21, of Lufkin
■ Steven Edward Beam, 25, of Huntington
■ Loyd Leon McElreath, 50, of Lufkin
■ Amanda Hodges, 25, of Diboll
Terry Loving, Louis Loving, Lyndsey Miller, Holly Vadelund, and Vadelund’s mother, Laura Vadelund, were arrested February at a meth bust in Diboll. Hidden behind a motel room refrigerator, investigators discovered enough meth lab components for two labs and four grams of meth powder, according to a previous Lufkin Daily News article.
Both Miller and Terry Loving had been out of the Angelina County Jail on a $50,000 bond for meth charges stemming from a November 2009 bust, the article stated.
Stovall, Beam and Kelley were arrested over the weekend and are being held at the Angelina County Jail.
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