Lufkin, Tx (KETK) — A Lufkin man convicted of buying pseudoephedrine in order to make meth was sentenced to prison on Tuesday.
Mark Dwaine Helton, 45, of Lufkin, bought cold pills at several local stores so he could manufacture methamphetamine, according to court documents. Prosecutors say this happened between August 2011 and April 2012 at a Lufkin Walmart, a Nacogdoches CVS pharmacy and eight separate times from Lufkin Walgreens.
The average customer buys about one or two boxes of pseudoephedrine products a year.
Helton and seven others were indicted on August 15, 2012, and charged with drug trafficking violations. He was sentenced to 78 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Ron Clark.