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Wood Co. Sheriff's Office investigating large drug, theft ring

Wood Co. Sheriff's Office investigating large drug, theft ring

POSTED: Friday, March 7, 2014 - 2:44pm

UPDATED: Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 2:06pm

The Wood County Sheriff’s Office is in the process of conducting a large scale investigation into a drug and theft ring that has been operating in the south eastern part of the county.

Investigators determined certain suspects were stealing property such as four wheelers and firearms to  trade for drugs. The “middle man” drug dealer was then exchanging the stolen property for a larger amount of drugs.

As a part of that investigation, on Thursday, Wood County Investigators obtained and executed a search warrant in Panola County near Carthage.

The search warrant yielded a large amount of stolen property including hundreds of firearms, four wheelers, stolen lawn mowers, stolen vehicles, as well as drugs and paraphernalia.

The investigation is continuing and arrest warrants will be obtained for a number of suspects. The operation will result in the solving of numerous thefts and burglaries in Wood and surrounding counties.

Sheriff Jim Brown extends his appreciation to Panola County Sheriff’s Office, Panola County Constables Office, the DPS Auto Task Force and the US Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms Agency for their assistance in the investigation.


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,Wood County...the epi-center of little farms of "weed" production...I lived in WC for 10 years and learned that if a small plane suddenly dips a wing now and then, it was either a police or DEA plane that just spotted a little patch of home-grown. Once sat on a trial in Judge Kent's court...guy had a little personal pot "farm" on his back porch...said he "didn't know how they got there"...absolutely laughable!! WC has it's share of pedophiles, marijuana growers, portable meth labs...NOT good!

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