Shutting Down the Family Business

EAST MONTGOMERY COUNTY August 20, 2014 - A pair of Splendora brothers went to jail on drug charges on August 9, following an investigation by members of the Montgomery County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office.

Narcotics investigators had credible evidence James “Jimmy” Myers was selling methamphetamine from his residence in the 15000 block of Tyler Lane in Splendora. After confirming the information, deputies obtained an arrest warrant for Myers and a search warrant for his residence. Deputies spotted Myers away from his residence and a K-9 Unit was deployed. The K-9 gave a positive alert to the odor of illegal drugs in the vehicle. A search of the vehicle confirmed it contained methamphetamine. A subsequent search of Myers’s residence revealed additional methamphetamine, as well as a large digital scale and a large quantity of clear plastic bags typically used in the sale and distribution of methamphetamine.

James Edward Myers, 52, of Splendora is charged with first-degree felony Possession of a Controlled Substance more than 4 grams, but less than 200 grams (warrant); first-degree felony Manufacture/ Delivery of a Controlled Substance; and second-degree felony Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance.

James “Jimmy” Myers
Russell Eugene Myers

During the course of the investigation, James Myers’s brother, Russell Myers also became a suspect, and an additional search warrant as obtained for his residence in the 27900 block of Pin Oak in Splendora. When confronted, Russell Myers admitted to investigators there was a large quantity of marijuana in his home. A search of the residence revealed approximately 10 pounds of marijuana, divided into 37 plastic bags.

Russell Eugene Myers, 50, of Splendora is charged with third-degree felony Possession of Marijuana, more than 5 pounds, but less than 50 pounds.

Constable Kenneth “Rowdy” Hayden said the arrests represent what his agency is trying to accomplish for the law abiding residents of Precinct 4.

“We realize these two arrests didn’t stop the flow of illegal drugs in our area, but with every arrest, we’re making progress in cleaning up East County,” Constable Hayden said. “We’re sending a message to others who are dealing drugs here that we’re not letting up, and sooner or later, they’ll find themselves behind bars.”

 

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