Judge grants competency exam for 2005 Sabine Co. meth felon

Judge grants competency exam for 2005 Sabine Co. meth felon

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A federal judge has ordered a man convicted in a 2005 meth conspiracy case undergo a mental competency exam.

Floyd Charles Lout, 42, of Bronson, is in federal custody after authorities filed a revocation motion against him.

A grand jury indicted Lout in 2005 on a charge of possession of a listed chemical, alleging he had pseudeophedrine with the intention of it being used to make meth.

Lout pleaded guilty to the crime in January 2006 and a judge sentenced him to 63 months in federal prison in April 2006, followed by three years of supervised release.

According to his attorney's motion, Lout violated a condition of his release by not reporting contact with law enforcement within 72 hours to his probation office.

The attorney for Lout has in turn filed a motion for a psychiatric exam, saying Lout does not understand why he is back in custody.

Judge Keith Giblin signed the order on Oct. 15.

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