Man gets 22 years for drug crimes in Bowie County


A New Boston, Texas, man whose drugs and home meth lab were discovered when officers evicted him was sentenced to 22 years in prison Friday.

Loran Mocny, 48, told a Bowie County Constable and a deputy sheriff that everything in the master bedroom and bathroom were his when they came to evict him Nov. 25 from a house on Highway 82 in New Boston, according to a probable cause affidavit.

The officers looked around to make sure nothing they were going to put outside could be dangerous to the public and noticed Mocny had outfitted the home with surveillance cameras. In the bedroom, deputies found methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. In the bathroom, jars of chemicals and glassware commonly used to cook meth were discovered.

The Texas Department of Public Safety was contacted to deal with the potentially hazardous materials.

Mocny plead guilty to possession and distribution of methamphetamine Friday at a hearing before 102nd District Judge Bobby Lockhart. Mocny was represented by the Bowie County Public Defender’s Office. Assistant District Attorney Kelley Crisp prosecuted the case. Crisp said Mocny has a criminal history which includes prior convictions for drug offenses.

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