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08/11/06 - Lufkin

Renovations on Former Drug House are Complete

by Ramonica R. Jones

What was once a drug house is now a brand new renovated home. Friday neighbors, city leaders, and construction workers showed up for an open house ceremony at 209 August in Lufkin.

The home was completely rebuilt inside and out with new flooring, appliances, and landscaping. Lufkin police seized the house a year ago after an undercover investigation revealed meth was being sold there.

Leon Stricklen, President of the Association of Deep East Texas Home Builders, said, "The process has been a very rewarding experience and it's really looking good. We've got so much excitement here. We're glad to be here today."  

A $160,000 contract is now in negotiation with potential new homeowners. A fourth of that money will go to children who were living in the house when it was seized.

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