Drug Arrest On SH 321 Dayton

DAYTON, October 6, 2014 - On September 23, 2014, the Liberty County Sheriff Department’s Criminal Interdiction Unit executed a narcotic search warrant at a residence located at 715 Hwy. 321 in Dayton, Texas on the South end of the county. After receiving several citizen complaints about narcotics being sold at this residence, the Criminal Interdiction Unit conducted an extensive investigation into these allegations and determined there was sufficient evidence to support these complaints.

Keri Wells
Joseph Detiege

A search warrant was issued for the residence by Judge Chap Cain, 253rd District Court where Joseph Detiege (homeowner) age 35 and Keri Wells age 30 were arrested and charged with narcotic violations.

During the search of this residence, Deputies recovered 15 tabs of Ecstasy, 73 grams of Marijuana, 101 pills of Soma, 44 pills of Xanax, 65 pills of Hydrocodone, $2,612.00 of U.S. currency and $2,550.00 in Counterfeit bills.

During this investigation, it was determined that Detiege was printing counterfeit money and it is quite possible that some of the bills have been passed in the Dayton area as well as other locations. Both Detiege and Wells were taken into custody and transported to the Liberty County jail.

Joseph Detiege was charged with Manufacture and Delivery of a Controlled Substance, a second degree felony as well as another charge of Manufacture and Delivery of a Controlled Substance, a State Jail Felony. Keri Wells was charged with Possession of a Dangerous Drug. Detiege bond was set at $210,000 by Judge Stephen Hebert, Pct. 1, Justice Court.

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