NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Nacogdoches County authorities have arrested two Nacogdoches residents after reportedly finding several types of drugs in a residence in which two young children were living.
According to Constable Jason Bridges, his office and Nacogdoches Police executed a search warrant on West View Street around 6:30 a.m. Friday.
The two suspects, Melanie Rose Arnold, 29, and Jarcory Bussey, 33, have been the target of an ongoing investigation, Bridges said. A search of the residence yielded 15 grams of crack cocaine, four grams of powder cocaine, 41 ecstasy pills, half a gram of meth, three pounds of marijuana and four marijuana plants, Bridges said.
Bridges said the investigation began in March when deputies with his office seized drugs during a traffic stop. A further investigation connected the drugs to the West View Street residence, Bridges said.
Some of the drugs were found inside boxes of cookies and other food, Bridges said.
Both suspects are charged with two second-degree felony counts of possession of a controlled substance, a state-jail felony of possession of marijuana and a state-jail felony of child endangerment.
Bridges said most of the drugs were easily accessible to the children, both under the age of three. There was also a short-barrel shotgun found beside the bed that was laying within arm's reach of them, he said.
Child Protective Services was called to the scene and are assisting in the investigation.