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Man arrested in Lufkin after attempting to flush half a gram of meth

Michael Sides, 44 ( Source: Lufkin Police Department) Michael Sides, 44 ( Source: Lufkin Police Department)
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

A man was arrested in Lufkin after police found meth in a park bathroom.

According to Lufkin PD, on Saturday around 10:40 p.m., police were called to a convenience store located 3100 block of Atkinson Drive and Paul Street after a man paid with a fake bill.

Police found the man inside a bathroom at Herty Park located on the 400 block of Michael Street. Police then searched the man’s backpack for fake bills and found a meth pipe.

Upon finding the meth pipe, officers decided to check the toilet and found that the man was flushing a black canvas bag that contained half a gram of meth.

The man, identified as Michael Sides, 44, was charged with possession of drugs, a state felony, and a third-degree felony for tampering with evidence.

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