Deputies' meth bust nets arrest of Lufkin man

William Matteson mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.
William Matteson mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.

ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - An Angelina County Sheriff's Office S.W.A.T. team had no problems Friday morning in a raid on a storage building on State Highway 103 East, arresting a Lufkin man without incident on a first-degree felony drug charge.

Sgt. Allen Hill said deputies raided the building on the 5200 block of Highway 103 around 9 a.m., finding between 250 and 300 grams of liquid meth.

"Meth is taking ahold of America," said Sheriff Kent Henson. "It's not just us, and everywhere I go people ask me, y'all have a meth problem? Yes, we do, we have a meth problem. We're not going to hide it and we're going to do everything we can. We only have two narcotics agents, but the whole department works as a whole and that's our goal. We're here to fight this and we're going to shut it down."

Deputies arrested William Randall Matteson, 47. He is charged with possession of transport chemicals with intent to manufacture.

According to Angelina County Jail and records, it is the first time Matteson has been charged with a crime.

Matteson is being held on a $35,000 bond.

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