Angelina deputies work 4 suspected meth labs in 24 hours - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

Angelina deputies work 4 suspected meth labs in 24 hours

Grady Whitworth mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail. Grady Whitworth mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.
Ronnie Pleasant mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail. Ronnie Pleasant mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.
Ronald Morton mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail. Ronald Morton mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.
ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -

ANGELINA COUNTY, Texas (KTRE) - Four suspected methamphetamine labs, three arrests and one house fire. That is what Angelina County deputies have done work with in the past 24 hours.

Sgt. Allen Hill said it started around 10 a.m. Wednesday when deputies served a warrant on a house on FM 1818, where they found components of a meth lab. They arrested Grady Gerald Whitworth II, 45, of Diboll, on a charge of possession of a controlled substance with intent to manufacture.

Hill said deputies responded to a call of suspicious activity at Motel 6 on Timberland Drive in Lufkin around 9 p.m. and caught Ronnie Glenn Pleasant, 37, of Lufkin, with components of a meth lab. He is also charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to manufacture.

Hill said he was called to a house fire at 7:40 a.m. Thursday after first responders suspected criminal activity in the fire. Hill said the suspect had suffered burns in the fire, which was at his mother's house. Hill said he found evidence of a shake and bake meth lab and will meet with fire officials about possible arson charges against the suspect, who is a known meth cook.

Deputies served a warrant at another home on John Cobb Road and arrested Ronald Lee Morton, 53, of Lufkin, after finding components of a meth lab. He is also charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to manufacture.

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