Sabine Co. meth felon ruled competent

Floyd Lout (Source: Angelina County Jail)
Floyd Lout (Source: Angelina County Jail)

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A federal judge has appproved a recommendation that a man convicted in a 2005 meth conspiracy case is mentally competent be stand trial.

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.

Lout violated a condition of his release by not reporting contact with law enforcement within 72 hours to his probation office.

In October, Lout's attorney requested he been examined because he did not understand why he was back in custody.

A psychiatrist recommended in a December report that Lout is competent to stand trial.

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