Lufkin man turns self in on weed charges

James Johnson mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.
James Johnson mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.

ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A Lufkin man suspected of dealing drugs from his parent's home turns himself in to authorities.

The suspect, identified as James Steven Johnson, 39, of Lufkin, turned himself in on March 19.

Angelina County Sheriff's deputies went to a residence off of Lufkin Avenue on March 14. They were following up on a tip from San Augustine County that there was illegal drug activity at the house. They searched the house and adjacent building. They said they confiscated about 30 lbs. of marijuana, and $3,600 in cash.

Deputies cataloged all the evidence from the drug raid last week.

Investigators said when they arrived, the suspect, drove his car into a pasture and then fled. They said he was living at the residence with his parents.

The property is located less than a mile from Lufkin High School, however, deputies noted it is not inside the Drug Free Zone.

Johnson was charged with two counts of delivery of a controlled substance and one count of possession of marijuana.

Johnson turned himself in and bonded out the same day.

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