Palestine Police Press Release:
PALESTINE (KYTX) - On February 6th, at approximately 6:30 a.m. officers from the Palestine Police Department executed a narcotics search warrant in the 1200 blk of North Tennessee.
Involved in the Search Warrant were members of the PPD SWAT team, PPD DEU Unit, members of the TDC Region 2 K-9 Unit, as well as additional members from PD Admin, CID, and Patrol.
The investigation and subsequent search warrant revealed that a a 31 year old male, residing at a duplex style residence, was engaged in the Manufacture/Delivery of crack cocaine as well as Marijuana. Evidence confirming this was seized during the early morning raid.
One male was arrested and charged with Manufacturing and Delivery of a Controlled Substance in a drug free zone. The Manufacture/Delivery charge is a 1st Degree Felony, which punishment includes up to a $10,000 fine and or 5-99 years in Texas Department of Corrections.. The Possession of Marijuana is a Class A Misdemeanor, enhanced from a Class B due to the Drug Free Zone.
"Yes, this is another great day in the City of Palestine, when we can effectively remove drugs from our streets and put those in jail who use / sell illegal drugs". said Chief of Police Robert Herbert. "I thank the officers who were committed to making this a safe community to live and work."
The name of the defendant will not be released until the after the subject's arraignment at which time bond should be set in the case.
No one was injured during the execution of the warrant.