LIVINGSTON, TX (KTRE) - Polk County law enforcement officials are searching for a Big Thicket man suspected of running a meth lab with his wife and son after they searched his home and allegedly found five, one-pot meth labs inside the residence.
When deputies from the Polk County Sheriff's Office arrived on the scene to serve felony warrants on the man, they allegedly found drugs in plain view in the residence and quickly obtained a search warrant. After the search, PCSO deputies arrested the man's wife and son for manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance and possession/transport of a dangerous chemical.
Tina Renae Lovell, 39, of Rye, and Marshall Lee Lovell, 20, of Big Thicket, are still being held in the Polk County Jail on felony charges of manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance between 1 and 400 grams and possession/transport of a dangerous chemical with the intent to manufacture a controlled substance. Collectively, their bonds have been set at $200,000.
On Jan. 12, two narcotics detectives with the Polk County Sheriff's Office showed up at a residence in the Big Thicket Lake Estates Subdivision to serve arrest warrants on Marshall Shane Lovell. However, when they got there, the elder Marshall Lovell was not there.
While the detectives were there, they allegedly spotted narcotics in plain view. They secured the residence and obtained a search warrant from Judge Darrell Longino.
Tina and Marshall Lee Lovell were arrested at the scene and transported to the Polk County Jail.
Marshall Shane Lovell still remains at large and is wanted by the Polk County Sheriff's Office. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Lovell, please contact Polk County Crime Stoppers at (936) 327-STOP.