LEGGETT - On Monday, December 29, 2008 at approximately 11 am, a tip was received from a local business that there were two people attempting to purchase ingredients to possibly manufacture methamphetamine. Narcotics Detective Randy Turner was notified of the tip and located the vehicle north-bound on US-59 enroute to the Lufkin area. A traffic stop was initiated by Narcotics Detective Turner and Patrol Deputy Mayer responded to assist. Narcotics Sergeant Howard Smith and Narcotics Lieutenant Andy Lowrie also arrived to assist.
Methamphetamine was located in the driver's possession whose name is identified as Sandra King, 43, of Lufkin. Located inside the vehicle was a large amount of ingredients used to manufacture methamphetamine. King had a passenger who was identified as Thomas Dan Shoemaker of Pineland. Shoemaker was released from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice 3 weeks prior to the traffic stop. Both King and Shoemaker placed under arrest and booked into Polk County Jail for possession of a controlled substance and possession of chemicals with intent to manufacture methamphetamine. Thomas Shoemaker has an extensive criminal history including 5 previous convictions on illegal drug charges. The suspects' vehicle was impounded by the Polk County Sheriff's Office and the scene was cleared shortly before 1 pm.
Cuffed again: Thomas Shoemaker will be behind bars just 3 weeks after being released.
The Goods: Generous quantities of ingredients for manufacturing methamphetamine
Polk County Sheriff's Narcotics Detectives search the suspect's car.
Defeated Look. Shoemaker comtemplates being imprisoned once again.
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