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Texas preacher to surrender concealed gun licenses

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - A Beaumont preacher known as the "Pistol Packing Pastor" will have to surrender his concealed handgun licenses after taking a plea deal on a marijuana charge.

The Beaumont Enterprise reports (http://bit.ly/1z4vCTU ) James Arthur McAbee pleaded no contest Wednesday to one count of marijuana possession. He was sentenced to two years deferred probation and a $2,000 fine. He will also surrender his concealed handgun licenses from Texas, Arizona and Florida.

The state dismissed an unlawful carrying of a weapon charge as part of the plea agreement.

McAbee is the pastor of Lighthouse Worship Center and is a state-licensed concealed handgun instructor. He held two men at gunpoint who tried to rob his church in 2011.

Authorities say they found marijuana and a loaded handgun in his vehicle in April.

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Information from: The Beaumont Enterprise, http://beaumontenterprise.com

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