Panhandle – On Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, two pleas took place which resulted in deferred adjudications.
Luke Inman, the District Attorney for the 100th Judicial District, assisted by Scott Sherwood, prosecuted the case for the State of Texas with the Honorable Judge Stuart Messer presiding.
George Albert Lanoue was placed on probation for a period of five years for the third degree felony offense of possession of marihuana and the state jail felony offense of money laundering. Lanoue pleaded guilty to two separate offenses and was placed on deferred adjudication for both offenses.
Lanoue, 63-year-old resident of San Jose, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for possession of marihuana and money laundering for the offense that took place Feb. 4, 2012 by Department of Public Safety Trooper Danny Nunez. Lanoue was indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on May 10, 2012 for the money laundering offense and Oct. 4, 2012 for the possession of marihuana offense.
Pursuant to the plea agreement, Lanoue is required to pay a $10,000 fine to Carson County, and is also required to pay $602 in court costs, $140 restitution, and complete 200 hours of community service.
If Lanoue violates probation, he could face up to ten years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.