Fugitive in Lubbock smurfing case found, arrested Friday night - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

9/4/10

Fugitive in Lubbock smurfing case found, arrested Friday night

By James Clark | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Friday night, U.S. Marshals and DPS officers found the last federal fugitive in a Lubbock "smurfing" case.  Officials say smurfing is the process of buying small amounts of ingredients at various locations and combining them into larger amounts to make drugs.  Specifically, in this case they're accused of smurfing pseudoephedrine for use in the creation of methamphetamines.

Gary Alan Jones, 48, was found and arrested in Bledsoe, which is due west of Lubbock on the Texas/New Mexico border.   Including both federal and state charges, 17 people are indicted in connection to the drug ring.

On Thursday, a federal search warrant  for Jones' home in the 4400 block of 37th street was made public.   The warrant includes details of how three people, who are known to law enforcement but remain anonymous to the public, helped crack the case.

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