NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Drug agents with the Texas Department of Public Safety arrested the owner of The Anex in Nacogdoches following a raid Thursday evening and charged him with two counts of delivery of a controlled substance. Two club employees were also arrested for possession of a controlled substance.
Richard Arlin Miller, 49, of Nacogdoches, is still being held in the Nacogdoches County Jail on two second-degree felony charges of delivery of a controlled substance between 1 and 4 ounces. No bond has been set at this time.
Also arrested were Gregory Daniel Brown, 23, of Nacogdoches, and Matthew John Eldredge, 24, of Nacogdoches. Both men are still being held in the Nacogdoches County Jail, and they were charged with possession of a controlled substance less than one gram, a state-jail felony. No bond has been set for them either.
Trooper, David Hendry, a spokesman for the DPS, said the DPS agents served a search warrant at the club, and the suspects were arrested without incident. They were assisted by officers from the Nacogdoches Police Department's Street Crimes Unit, the Nacogdoches ISD Police Department, and the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.
Lt. Jeff Taylor of the TABC said the raid was the result of a joint investigation including several different law enforcement agencies. He said undercover officers have been investigating numerous complaints regarding the club. Taylor said, in addition to the drug charges, Miller will likely be facing administrative sanctions from the TABC as well.
East Texas news has since learned that Eldredge completed a "pre-trial diversion" program, and the charges against him have been dropped. The court also ordered that Eldredge's arrest record in this incident be expunged and erased from all official public records.