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Law officers: Man caught in Polk Co. with meth caught again

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Richard Gee (Source: Angelina County Jail) Richard Gee (Source: Angelina County Jail)
CROCKETT, TX (KTRE) -

Acting on a warrant from the Angelina County Sheriff's Office, Crockett police officers arrested a 51-year-old man on a meth-related charge Tuesday. Richard Gee's manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance charge is the second in less than a month.

Richard Gee, of Crockett, is still being held in the Angelina County Jail on a charge of manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance between 4 and 200 grams. His bond has been set at $30,000.

Mark McLin, an investigator with the Angelina County Sheriff's Office, said that Gee was arrested at a residence in Crockett and later transported to the Angelina County Jail.

The arrest warrant issued by the Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace court stems from an incident that allegedly took place in Lufkin in July 2012. According to the arrest affidavit, Gee reportedly approached a confidential informant's vehicle on foot and climbed into the front passenger seat. After a short time, Gee exited the vehicle.

Gee allegedly sold the confidential informant seven small Ziplock-style bags containing a crystal substance that was later found to be methamphetamine. The meth and the plastic bags combined weighed approximately 7.8 grams.

Polk County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested Gee on another unrelated manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance charge on Sept. 8. McLin said that Gee posted his bond and was released from the Polk County jail within a week of his arrest.

Gee and Phillip Free, 41, of Huntington, were traveling north on U.S. Highway 59 when a PCSO officer attempted to stop them for speeding. According to police reports, Gee, the vehicle's driver, didn't stop right away. A paper bag was allegedly thrown from the vehicle before Gee pulled over to the side of the road.

Further investigation revealed that the paper bag contained a "significant" amount of methamphetamine. Both men were arrested at the scene and transported to the Polk County Jail. Gee and Free were charged with manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance and tampering with evidence. Gee was also charged with speeding, and the two men's collective bonds were set at $50,000.

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