On Monday, August 17th at approximately 3:15 pm, the NCSO Narcotics Unit was conducting surveillance on a subject suspected to be selling narcotics from a vehicle at a business in the 1700 Block W 7th Avenue in Corsicana.
During this Narcotics investigation surveillance officers witnessed a "hand to hand" drug transaction take place from the suspect vehicle.
Officers maintained surveillance on the original suspect vehicle while other officers made contact with the subject on foot that was just observed making a purchase. Officers located two bags containing methamphetamine on the subject and he was arrested for possession of controlled substance PG 1 over 1 under 4 grams.
While continuing surveillance at the location our officers observed additional suspected narcotics activity when another vehicle arrived at the location.
Officers approached the two vehicles involved due to the narcotics traffic observed.
One subject in the secondary vehicle was found to have methamphetamine in his possession and was arrested for possession of controlled substance PG 1 over 1 under 4 grams.
Officers then applied for, obtained and served a narcotic search warrant on the original suspect vehicle where they had observed a suspect selling the narcotics. A quantity of methamphetamine as well as a quantity of pills available by prescription only was located.
The subject was arrested for possession of controlled substance PG 1 less than 1g and possession of controlled substance PG 3 less than 28g.
Three suspects were arrested during the course of this investigation.
This was just another great example of conducting an investigation to disrupt street level narcotics sales.
I applaud the efforts of our narcotics unit and Deputies who are always working to keep these illicit drugs off our streets. Good job officers.
Sheriff Elmer Tanner