POSTED: Friday, May 25, 2012 - 6:01pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 11:16am
NACOGCODOCHES — The Nacogdoches County Constable Office executed a search warrant on Perry Street early Friday morning, concluding a six month undercover operation resulting in 15 felony warrants for 12 suspects.
Constable Bridges stated that his office made undercover purchases of cocaine and marijuana from the residence and after the search found two pounds of marijuana, a pistol and other drug paraphernalia.
30-year-old Perry Sander and 35-year-old Michael White were both arrested at the scene for possession of marijuana and felon in possession of a firearm.
Constable Bridges also stated that they have arrested 32-year-old Amatternise Harris at her residence for delivery of a controlled substance, a 3rd felony. Warrants were also served on 27-year-old Autumn Broadway for delivery of a controlled substance and Jarcory Bussey.
Bussey and his wife, Melanie Arnold, were recently arrested by the constable's office on a search warrant in April of this year for multiple drug charges.
Constable Bridges also mentioned that there were two young children under the age of five living in the residence at the time. During the search warrant, deputies found crack cocaine hideen inside the kid's food in the pantry, along with other drugs that were easily accessible to the children.
Constable Bridges stated that the children were released to Child Protective Services where the children were checked out mentally and physically to ensure they were in good health. Drug screens on the children came back positive for multiple types of drugs, including cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamine. Additional charges were added for these parents placing their children in imminent danger.
Constable Bridges confirmed that four of the 12 suspects have been arrested and that their office will continue the drug round up into the weekend. Throughout the duration of the investigation, 7 search warrants have resulted in the confiscation of over 10 pounds of marijuana, 6 pounds of cocaine, 37 grams of crack cocaine, two ounces of methamphetamine, several guns and numerous items of stolen property.
Constable Bridges stated that many of the defendants are linked together and have been selling several pounds of marijuana, crack cocaine, and methamphetamine throughout Nacogdoches County. This is the Constable Office's third drug round up in the last three years and has resulted in over 60 felony drug arrests.