Federal meth indictment against Zavalla man also lists Lufkin man

Federal meth indictment against Zavalla man also lists Lufkin man
Christopher Eastwood (Source: Angelina County Jail)
Christopher Eastwood (Source: Angelina County Jail)

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A federal indictment against a Zavalla man on meth charges also lists a Lufkin man as a co-defendant.

The indictment states that Devin Lee Sitze, 32, and Christopher Lee Eastwood, 43, "conspired with each other and with persons known and unknown to the grand jury" to distribute 50 or more grams of methamphetamine.

Sitze is currently being held in the Angelina County Jail on a second-degree felony bond surrender for possession of a controlled substance between 4 and 200 grams charge, a second-degree felony unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon charge, a third-degree felony parole violation for an assault charge, a state-jail felony forgery of a financial instrument charge, and two misdemeanor charges. Collectively, his bail amount has been set at $13,877.

The Precinct 1 Constable's Office and the Lufkin Police Department arrested Sitze back in October of 2015, and he was booked into the jail on Oct. 9, 2015. Sitze has not been charged with the federal crimes listed in the indictment at this time, according to Angelina County Jail records.

Angelina County, state, and federal authorities arrested Eastwood Wednesday.

Sheriff Greg Sanches said the arrest comes after an investigation involving the ATF, DPS, Angelina County Sheriff's Office, Lufkin Police, the Constable Pct. 3 office and the USFS.

They served the warrant in the Black Forest Community on a charge related to meth distribution.

Sanches said while serving the warrant, they found more meth, along with weapons and ammunition.

Sanches said Eastwood is a convicted felon.

According to the copy of the federal indictment obtained by the East Texas News, Count 2 stated that Sitz possessed meth and intended to distribute it.

Count 3 states that on Sept. 30, 2015, Sitze, who was convicted of felony assault by strangulation on April 22, 2014, was unlawfully in possession of five rounds 12-gauge shotgun ammunition, which affected interstate commerce.  According to Count 4, Sitze was also in possession of five rounds of .380-caliber ammunition.

The fifth count of the indictment specifies that Sitze had Firearm International Model D .380-caliber pistol in his possession when he was arrested.

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