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ETX felon arrested for drug, firearm possession worth $81,000

ETX felon arrested for drug, firearm possession worth $81,000
Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office

POSTED: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 3:42pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 3:46pm

The Nacogdoches County Sheriff Office has arrested a Nacogdoches man after finding a large amount of cocaine, crack cocaine and codeine at his residence and nightclub.

Sheriff Jason Bridges stated that the sheriff office has had an ongoing investigation into drug distribution on the suspect James Grigsby. Grigsby, 45,  is the owner and operator of local club, Metro, on FM 225.

Bridges stated that the investigation revealed that Grigsby had just transported a large load of cocaine into Nacogdoches County and was storing it at stash house in Nacogdoches.

Investigators obtained probable cause and permission to search two houses and a nightclub. Investigators arrived on the east side of Loop 224 and searched two homes.

Investigators found two pounds of crack cocaine in cookie form, and cocaine at the residence along with a loaded pistol. Another search was conducted in the 1700 block of Loop 224 at Grigsby's residence where three pounds of codeine was found in the master bedroom along with other drug paraphernalia.

A search was then conducted of Metro where another three pounds of codeine was found inside of Grigsby's office along with additional drug paraphernalia. 

Bridges stated that about half of the cocaine that was found inside the residence had already been cooked and made into crack cocaine which has a higher street value. 

Grigsby was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.

Grigsby was booked into the Nacogdoches County Jail.

Sheriff Bridges stated in the last week the sheriff office has searched five different locations that has resulted in the seizure of two and half pounds of crack cocaine and cocaine along with six and half pounds of codeine, half pound of hydro marijuana and seized three firearms that were in possession of a felon. The sheriff office has made four arrest of what Sheriff Bridges believes are significant distributors of narcotics in the Nacogdoches area.

The two pounds of crack cocaine and cocaine that were seized Tuesday morning has a street value of over $75,000 and the six pounds of codeine has a street value of $6,400.

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