Alleged Moffett meth cook faces federal charges

Lufkin Daily News
Friday, July 22, 2011 - 12:21pm

Lufkin — An alleged Moffett methamphetamine cook was released from jail last week only to be arrested again Thursday after the federal government indicted him on his existing charges.

David Arthur Dunman Jr., 52, was taken into custody Thursday by Angelina County investigator Mark McLin on three federal charges, according to jail records. Dunman had been in jail since December, after his second methamphetamine arrest inside a three-month window, without the option to bond, but on July 12 was released on a $100,000 bond, jail records state.

The federal charges Dunman faces include manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance; possession of certain chemicals with the intent to manufacture; and maintaining a place for the manufacture, distribution and use of methamphetamine.

While not commenting directly on Dunman’s case, McLin said the charge of “maintaining a place for the manufacture, distribution and use of methamphetamine” is a charge specific only to the federal government. According to the federal penal code, it carries a sentence of up to 20 years and/or a fine of up to $500,000.

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