SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) - Nearly two-dozen Siouxlanders have been sentenced after "smurfing" pseudoephedrine to make meth in northwest Iowa.
"Smurfing" is what happens when many people buy small amounts of medicine to get around certain laws... and make meth.
Wednesday morning, the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Iowa said 23 defendants have been convicted and sentenced to terms ranging from two-and-a-half years... to 23-years in prison.
This bust made history. "23 defendants as a part of dismantling this conspiracy, making it the largest meth lab network ever prosecuted in the northern district of Iowa," said Matt Dummermuth, U.S. Attorney.
The center of the conspiracy was Anthony Grenier from Sioux City.