ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - By Holley Nees - email
ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - The Angelina County Sheriff's Office, working with Drug Enforcement Agency, have made two arrests at a home in which they say the suspect ran a mail-order meth business.
According to Inv. Tom Matthews, deputies raided the home at 504 Neal Road in northern Angelina County around 2 p.m. and arrested Joshua McMurray, 33, and his fiancee, Christina Hayes.
Matthews said the DEA's office had been tipped off that meth was being shipped out of McMurray's home. During the raid, Matthews said deputies caught McMurray surfing the Internet for chemicals to make meth. He was also weighing some finished meth, Matthews said.
Authorities said this was the second time in a year McMurray has been arrested.
"Hopefully the penalties can stick and we don't have to keep on making the same raids on the same homes, or same people," said Matthews. "This happens all the time, we put these guys, go through all the paperwork, go through the process, get the SWAT team, put everybody in danger making these raids and these guys are out, before the paperwork, they're out and back out here selling drugs within 24 to 48 hours."
Deputies confiscated several bags of finished meth, remnants of a meth lab and $3,000, Matthews said.
A warrant is also issued in the case for Daniel Wayne "Caveman" Whisenant, 44, on a charge of delivery of a controlled substance.
McMurray will be charged with the same delivery charge, while Hayes will be charged with possession of a controlled substance.