NACOGDOCHES COUNTY — A total of 15 people were arrested Tuesday as part of an ongoing year-long investigation into the distribution of methamphetamine in Nacogdoches County, but another three remained at large.
The Nacogdoches County Precinct 4 Constable's Office began the investigation in the Kingtown Community after several complaints of criminal activity were received, Constable Jason Bridges said, and five of the 18 people suspected of the charges were from Kingtown.
The 18 people represent a total of 36 warrants for the state jail felony offense of manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance, which was discovered through undercover operations for the last year, he said.
"During that time our office has been able to identify what we believe are several high value methamphetamine dealers that have been distributing methamphetamine at a large volume," he said. "Our aim was to identify the biggest methamphetamine suppliers in Nacogdoches County, and these names continued to come up after each investigation we conducted."
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