Drug Bust and Seizure in Raywood
RAYWOOD, August 23, 2014 – After months of intelligence gathering and highway drug interdiction conducted by the Liberty County Pct #4 Constable's Office, Daisetta Police Department and Liberty County Precinct #2 Constable's Office, and Dayton Police Department, one of their narcotics investigations concluded on Thursday, 08/21/2014, at approximately 12:00 PM, when several law enforcement agencies, pursuant to a search warrant issued by 253rd District Judge Chap Cain, descended upon the residence of 32-year-old Jamarlon Jermaine Glenn which is located at 1541 FM Hwy 2830 South in the Community of Raywood, Liberty County, Texas.
Law Enforcement Officers of the Texas Department of Public Safety Narcotics Division, (DPS Narcotics), Liberty County Precinct #4 Constable's Office, Daisetta Police Department, Liberty County Precinct #2 Constable's Office, Dayton Police Department, United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) including a HIDTA Group (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) and DEA air support, as well as the Liberty County District Attorney's Office entered onto the property at approximately noon, Thursday, and effected the arrests of Jamarlon Jermaine Glenn (AKA Pops), 26-year-old Ashlie Nicole Powell, and 54-year-old Harold Ray Glenn (AKA Harry D.) for a variety of narcotics, weapons and money laundering offenses. The Daisetta Police Department, Liberty County Precinct #4 Constable's Office, Liberty County Precinct #2 Constable's Office and Dayton Police Department began this investigation after receiving several tips (including tips from anonymous sources from area citizens and other area law enforcement agencies) which indicated a large volume of methamphetamine, and other controlled substances, were being trafficked through the Community of Raywood. The agencies began compiling all narcotic related information derived from area traffic stops, narcotic arrests, surveillance operations and tips from a broad array of resources to further the investigation and this data assisted them in positively identifying confirmed suspects believed to be responsible for moving large amounts of methamphetamine and cocaine, as well as marijuana and prescription drugs, throughout Liberty County from the Raywood area. "It's my opinion that today's methamphetamine problem can only be described as a nation- wide epidemic," said Daisetta Police Chief Mike Parrish, "and is credited for completely destroying countless American families across the country. A huge percentage of theft, burglary, or other property offenses, can be linked directly to illegal substance abuse and, in our area, the majority of those offenders are most likely to be found using methamphetamines. It's an extensive and growing problem that reaches deep into even the smallest corners of Hometown, America, including places just like Daisetta, Ames, Devers, Tarkington, Kenefick and Raywood."
As the investigation progressed, the agencies responsible for initiating the investigation determined there was a need to request assistance from Texas DPS Narcotics and the DEA. "We're extremely grateful to the Texas Department of Public Safety and the DEA for their much needed assistance during this investigation," said Liberty County Precinct #4 Constable Robbie Thornton. "With all agencies working together to achieve the same goal we were able to remove a thorn from the side of Liberty County. We began working together back in late September of 2013 and some may remember the October 9th, 2013 arrest that was effected by Liberty County Pct #4 Constable's Office, Daisetta Police Department and Liberty County Pct #2 Constable's Office when we arrested two suspects that were not named at that time. One of the suspects was 28-year-old Kavin Lee Gallow who was found in possession of approximately 68 grams of Methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $6800, approximately 66 pills identified as Somas with a street value of approximately $330 and $934 in cash respectively and that was just the beginning of the story. Gallow is now in federal custody after being apprehended with approximately thirteen pounds of methamphetamine near Dallas."
The search of the premises located at 1541 FM Hwy 2830 South in Raywood netted 1895 grams of cocaine, 264 grams of methamphetamine, 108 grams of hashish oil, 194 grams of marijuana, 293 grams of assorted prescription pills (Valium / Xanax) and 260 grams of codeine syrup. Also seized during the serving of the search warrant were two 9mm handguns, a Nissan Murano SUV and $118,000.00 in cash. The street value of the seized narcotics could range between $35,000 to $50,000. All evidence was seized by Texas DPS Narcotics then transported to that agencies office located in Houston, Harris County, Texas.
Jarmarlon Jermaine Glenn and Ashlie Nicole Powell were arrested on charges of Manufacture / Delivery Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 greater than or equal to 200 grams but less than 400 grams (methamphetamine) 1st Degree Felony, Manufacture / Delivery Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 greater than 400 grams (cocaine) 1st Degree Felony and Money Laundering greater than $100K but less than $200K. Harold Ray Glenn was taken into custody in regard to a parole violation warrant and was also charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 less than 1 gram (methamphetamine) State Jail Felony.
"This is but one investigation, safely concluded within Liberty County, and it should be considered as a joint effort on behalf of all the agencies involved. Every agency named as being involved in this investigation brought something of great value to the table. In the end, a sizable amount of illegal narcotics were taken from the streets of our county, the suspect was arrested and we hurt the dope dealer's wallet. We expect to conclude additional investigations very soon," said Parrish.
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