DANSVILLE — Four Dansville residents were charged in connection with an illegal scheme to get pseudoephedrine to make meth, a process known as ‘smurfing.’
On Tuesday in Livingston County felony court Barbara Adams, 51, Rebecca Garrison, 28, Dawn Wilson, 53, Nathan Gonzales, 30, each separately appeared in front of Livingston County Judge Robert Wiggins and were charged with felony Falsifying Business Records and misdemeanor Conspiracy.
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According to Livingston County Assistant District Attorney Joshua Tonra, the defendants allegedly made false statements when they purchased over the counter pseudoephedrine with the purpose of giving it to someone in Steuben County to make meth.
The process is called ‘Smurfing’ and people do whatever it takes to get their hands on pseudoephedrine and shred the pills/tablets from the blister packs and sell them in bulk to a wholesaler that will furnish them to a methamphetamine lab.