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Longview Police arrest trio after a drug bust

Longview Police arrest trio after a drug bust
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POSTED: Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 12:27pm

UPDATED: Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 12:31pm

Three Longview residents were arrested Thursday after police said they found methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana and weapons inside a home in the 400 block of Gayle Street.

According to probable cause affidavits for the trio’s arrests, Stasha Arianna Benfield, 38, Amos Edward Simmons, 34, and James Timothy Peery, 37, were arrested after agents with the Drug Enforcement Agency, the County Organized Drug Enforcement Unit and the Longview Swat Team executed a search warrant at the house.

 Benfield was arrested on suspicion of two counts of possession of between one and four grams of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.

She was held Friday in the Gregg County Jail on more than $20,000 in bonds.

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