Authorities nab weed, coke, pills in Nacogdoches bust - | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

Authorities nab weed, coke, pills in Nacogdoches bust

Source: Constable Jason Bridges. Source: Constable Jason Bridges.
Gregory Parks. (Source: Nacogdoches County Jail.) Gregory Parks. (Source: Nacogdoches County Jail.)

From Nacogdoches County Constable Jason Bridges

NACOGDOCHES, TX - The Nacogdoches County Constable Office precinct 4 and the Nacogdoches Police department executed a search warrant Thursday morning that has led to the seizure of numerous types of narcotics found at a residence in Nacogdoches. Constable Jason Bridges stated that his office has had an ongoing investigation on the suspect for several weeks. The investigation started in precinct 4 where deputies with the constable office had recovered marijuana from two different traffic stops in the Woden and Melrose area. Constable Bridges stated that we were able to identify and track down the source of those drugs to a residence on Roberts street in the city of Nacogdoches.

After identifying the source of where the narcotics came from, Bridges stated that Deputies conducted surveillance on the residence. During the surveillance, Deputies observed a high volume of traffic coming to and from the residence. Constable Bridges stated that his office conducted undercover purchases from the residence on two different occasions. Purchases of Crack Cocaine and Marijuana were made from the suspect. Bridges stated that these purchases and surveillance of the residence led to gathering enough probable cause for a search warrant.

At or about 9:30 am, both agencies executed the search warrant at the residence. Officers conducted a search of the residence that led to the seizure of one pound of marijuana, 18 grams of crack cocaine, 230 grams of codeine, and one loaded pistol. Also located were several items of stolen property that had been taken from Walmart.

Gregory Parks 36 years of age from Nacogdoches, Texas was arrested at the scene. Parks was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance 2nd Felony, Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree felony, Unlawful Possession of a firearm by a felon, 3rd felony and Possession of Marijuana State Jail felony. Parks was also arrested for two deliveries of a controlled substance charges, a state jail felony.

Parks is on parole until the year 2020 and had been recently released from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in September 2010 for a controlled substance charge.

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