Early this morning (8/3), Lufkin Police arrested a felon who was found to be in possession of guns, drugs, and credit cards that did not belong to him.  The discovery took place following a traffic stop in the 1700 block of South First Street, near the intersection of Janeway in Lufkin.

Cory Penick, 41, of Lufkin, (pictured below from a 2017 mugshot) is charged with two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, four counts of manufacture, and/or delivery of a controlled substance, and one count of possession of marijuana.

The incident took place when an officer stopped Penick’s vehicle at 4:19 a.m. after Penick reportedly failed to properly use a turn signal. A search of Penick’s vehicle uncovered a backpack that contained the following:

  • 16.39 Grams of Methamphetamine
  • 7.10 Grams of Cocaine
  • 3.50 Grams of MDMA/Ecstasy
  • 15.62 Ounces of Marijuana
  • Numerous prescription drugs and drug paraphernalia
contributed photo/LPD
contributed photo/LPD

In the process of searching Penick, the Lufkin Police Officer discovered thirteen credit cards that did not belong to him as well as two handguns. As a convicted felon, Penick is not allowed to have a gun.

Penick was taken into custody and transported to the Angelina County Jail. The Lufkin Police Department would like to thank the Texas Department of Public Safety for their assistance in Penick’s arrest. 

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