The Liberty County Pct. 4 Constable’s Office, along with other law enforcement agencies, executed a search warrant on a home on CR 602 around 6:15 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, resulting in five arrests and the seizure of weapons and drugs, according to Pct. 4 Constable Robby Thornton.
The search warrant execution and the arrests were the culmination of a nearly four-month-long investigation by undercover officers working with the constable’s office, Thornton said.
“We had a young man selling drugs out of his house. We had already made a couple of buys. Every time he sold us weed, he had guns on him,” he added, explaining why the search warrant execution required the assistance of multiple agencies, including the Pct. 6 Constable’s Office, Harris County office for the Drug Enforcement Administration, Dayton Police Department, Texas game wardens and the Texas DPS office out of Beaumont.
When officers arrived on the scene Thursday morning, the male suspect bolted out the back door of the two-story home and attempted to run from authorities. Thornton said the man was dropping weapons and drugs as he ran. Once he was apprehended, authorities turned their attention on the home where they reportedly found other illegal narcotics, guns and illegal vaping cartridges containing marijuana.
“No one in the home claimed the narcotics so we arrested the man and all four women in the home,” Thornton said.
When asked about the amounts of illegal substances seized, Thornton said it was a substantial amount but could not provide further details at this time. Investigators are still analyzing and preserving the evidence for a felony criminal case against the suspects.
At the time of the early-morning raid, there were several children in the home. Children’s Protective Services was called and took custody of the children until other arrangements are made.
Thornton plans to release an update to this article on Friday, at which time he will identify all five suspects as well as the charges against each. For now, they are being held in the Liberty County Jail.