Lufkin meth suspect gets 3 years for illegal gun

Donald Brooks (Source: Angelina County Jail)
Donald Brooks (Source: Angelina County Jail)

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A federal judge has approved a 41-month sentence for a Lufkin man arrested in May 2011 in what authorities call one of the biggest meth busts in East Texas history.

Donald Lee Brooks, 48, will serve the sentence concurrently with any sentence imposed on the pending drug charges.

He will also have to serve three years of supervised release once he is out of prison.

The indictment alleges he owned a 12-gauge shotgun, with a barrel less than 16 inches, which is a federal violation, on May 17, 2011.

Deputies with the Angelina County Sheriff's Office arrested Brooks that day after serving a search warrant in a warehouse on FM 1669.

According to a previous report, deputies found between 100 and 150 grams of finished meth.

A plea hearing date for Brooks has not yet been set.

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