Search Warrant Yields Drugs and Gun

DAYTON, March 29, 2017 - On Monday February 27, 2017, after receiving tips from citizens in the community, the Liberty County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office began conducting surveillance on an apartment that was reportedly selling narcotics.

The Precinct 4 Constable’s Office was assisted by the Liberty County Precinct 2 Constable’s Office and the Dayton Police Department. 

During the course of the surveillance, investigators developed enough probable cause for an affidavit in support of a search warrant which was presented to Liberty County 75th Judicial District Court Judge Mark Morefield.

Judge Morefield granted issuance of a search warrant for apartment #4 located at 208 South Church within the city limits of Dayton, Texas. 


A search of the apartment resulted in the recovery of suspected powder Cocaine, suspected Marihuana, suspected Marihuana hard candy, digital scales, packaging material and a handgun.

The suspect in this investigation is a 22 year old white male identified as Justin Chase Campbell.  Campbell was not at home upon the execution of the search warrant.


Affidavits in support of arrest warrants were presented to Liberty County Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Judge Larry Wilburn who issued two warrants of arrest for Campbell.  Possession of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1 Less Than One Gram, a State Jail Felony and Possession of Marihuana Less Than Two Ounces, a Class B Misdemeanor.  

Campbell remains at large and anyone knowing his whereabouts is urged to call law enforcement immediately. 

If you have information that you would like to pass on, please e-mail Constable Robert Thornton at or telephone at 936-258-4711.  All tips are kept in the strictest of confidence. 

Additionally, Constable Thornton urges all citizens to report any information as soon as possible to law enforcement and reminds them to be patient as some investigations can be lengthy. 

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