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DAYTON, September 29, 2015 - On Tuesday August 25, 2015 the Liberty County Precinct 4 Constables Office and the Dayton Police Department conducted a joint narcotics investigation at the Thirf-Tee Food Center parking lot in Dayton which resulted in the seizure of one quarter ounce of Methamphetamine.

Following up on a tip from a community member, investigators were alerted to persons selling Methamphetamine from a silver Saturn passenger car.

Officers staked out the area and observed the described suspect vehicle in the parking lot. 

An investigator with Liberty County Constable Precinct 4 witnessed a narcotics transaction and when the suspect vehicle departed, Dayton Police Department Corporal Eric Ibarra conducted a traffic stop at 200 Bryan Street in Dayton to identify the suspect.

The suspect, identified as Alvin Troy Bailey Jr. of 112 Baker Circle in Liberty, Texas, was released from custody pending further investigation.

On Thursday September 24, 2015 the Liberty County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office presented a sworn complaint and probable cause affidavit to Liberty County Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace, Judge Larry Wilburn, who granted issuance of an arrest warrant for Delivery of a Controlled Substance, in Penalty Group 1, four grams or more but less than 200 grams, a First Degree Felony for Alvin Troy Bailey Jr.

Constable Thornton stated “In my opinion, the Methamphetamine problem in Liberty County is an epidemic.  The amounts of Methamphetamine we are seizing are proof positives of that”.  “My office frequently receives calls from citizens all over Liberty County who are seeking relief from this problem”.  “We have dealers operating from many areas in Liberty County and they are distributing Methamphetamine throughout the County”.  “This isn’t just a Precinct 4 problem; it’s a County wide problem and we’re going to do what we can to help suppress this activity”.

If you have information that you would like to pass on, please e-mail Constable Thornton at robby.thornton@co.liberty.tx.us 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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