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Nacogdoches Co. constable arrests 3 in meth sting

Billy Husband mug shot courtesy of Nacogdoches County Jail. Billy Husband mug shot courtesy of Nacogdoches County Jail.
Lavania Whiteside mug shot courtesy of Nacogdoches County Jail. Lavania Whiteside mug shot courtesy of Nacogdoches County Jail.
Kevin Meek mug shot courtesy of Nacogdoches County Jail. Kevin Meek mug shot courtesy of Nacogdoches County Jail.
NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (News Release) -

The Nacogdoches County Constable Office Precinct 4 conducted a search warrant early Saturday morning that lead to the arrests of 3 people on Cr. Road 563 in Kingtown, Texas. Constable Bridges stated that the Constable Office has been conducting a year-long investigation into methamphetamine distribution in Precinct 4. During that time our office has been able to identify what we believe are several high value methamphetamine dealers that have been distributing methamphetamine at a large volume.

The Constable Office was able to obtain a search warrant on a residence after conducting surveillance and other types of law enforcement investigations for several months. At 6 a.m. Saturday, the Precinct 4 Constable Office, assisted by the Precinct 1 Constable Office conducted the search warrant and three felony arrests were made at the residence.

Deputy constables located 10 grams of crystal methamphetamine at the residence, along with several guns, digital scales and other drug paraphernalia. Constable Bridges stated that shutting down this operation should play a significant role in the amount of methamphetamine that was being sold in our precinct and then being distributed throughout Nacogdoches County.

This is the Constable Office third search warrant that has been conducted in the last few weeks. This is a result of our ongoing drug operation that we have spent the last year on investigating. We have been able to identify several key dealers of methamphetamine in Nacogdoches County during this operation and there is several more arrest to come in the near future.

Arrested at the scene were Lavina Whiteside 42 years of age and Billy Husband 44 years of age both from Kingtown, Texas. Both subjects were charged with possession of controlled substance a 2nd felony. Also found at the scene and arrested was Kevin Meek 33 years of age, Bridges stated that Meek was found near the residence and was sleeping in a tent. Meek had 8 warrants for his arrest.

Bridges stated that additional charges may be filed on Whiteside and Husband as well for child endangerment. During the search Deputy Constables found a loaded .38 pistol and drugs inside a cabinet drawer that was easily accessible to anyone in the house. Bridges stated that there were also three children inside of the residence that could have easily gained access to both the gun and narcoitcs. This charge will be presented to the grand jury for review.

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