POSTED: Friday, July 6, 2012 - 12:00pm
UPDATED: Friday, July 6, 2012 - 12:14pm
BEAUMONT, Texas — A convicted Angelina County methamphetamine cook was sentenced to 121 months in federal prison Thursday.
After spending the last six months in the Angelina County jail, David Arthur Dunman Jr., 51, appeared before federal magistrate Ron Clark Thursday afternoon. His federal charges of manufacturing meth and possession of meth stem from two 2010 arrests for cooking meth in his Moffett Road home. Facing a punishment range of 121 to 151 months, Dunman was given the minimum sentence, which is a little more than 10 years served day for day.
Although his attorney Al Charanza requested a lighter sentence, Clark said he saw no extenuating circumstances to lower Dunman’s punishment range.
During the sentencing hearing, Charanza fought against a number of circumstances that enhanced Dunman’s federal charges, including the claim that weapons found in his home at the time of the drug raids were used in the commission of his crimes.
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