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February 19th, 2010
Dripping Springs man gets 22 years for meth

021910gaultCharles Leslie Gault.

STAFF REPORT

A Dripping Springs man will serve 22 years in prison after pleading guilty to two felony charges of manufacturing methamphetamine.

Charles Leslie Gault set up his methamphetamine lab in a small “pop-up” type trailer, where law enforcement noted the strong odor of chemicals in the air and saw a substance boiling in a glass beaker. A Hazardous Materials Team (HAZMAT) and other emergency response teams were summoned to disassemble the lab due to the danger of deadly poisonous gases and explosions.

When Gault was charged with the first manufacturing case in 2007, he went on the run before he could be sentenced. In 2009, when he was caught with a meth lab for the second time, he ran from deputies before he could even be arrested.

Gault was finally apprehended four days later, when he was caught in Williamson County for possessing chemicals to manufacture methamphetamine.

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