Nacogdoches Co. Sheriff's Office: 2 local women arrested on multiple drug charges

Judy Suarez (Source: Nacogdoches County Jail)
Judy Suarez (Source: Nacogdoches County Jail)
Evelyn Ward (Source: Nacogdoches County Jail)
Evelyn Ward (Source: Nacogdoches County Jail)

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Deputies with the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office arrested two 56-year-old women on multiple drug charges after they went to investigate a report of drug activity at a residence in the 2100 block of County Road Wednesday evening.

The arrest resulted in the seizure of nearly 2 grams of methamphetamine, marijuana, numerous pills, a hand gun, and assorted drug paraphernalia.

Judy Skinner Suarez, 56, and Evelyn Antoinette Ward, 56, both of Nacogdoches, are still being held in the Nacogdoches County jail. Suarez was charged with a state-jail felony drug possession charge, along with six misdemeanor charges - unlawfully carrying a firearm, possession of marijuana under 2 ounces, three possession of a controlled substance between 3 and 28 grams, and two possession of a dangerous drug.

Ward was also charged with state-jail felony drug possession and two misdemeanor possession of a dangerous drug.

Bail has only been set for three of Suarez' charges. Collectively, her bail has been set at $22,500. Ward's collective bail has been set for $25,000.

According to a press release from the NCSO, the sheriff's department received information that drug activity was taking place at a home on CR 915. After the NCSO deputies arrived on the scene, they got consent to search the residence.

"During the search, Deputies found methamphetamine inside the residence and inside a purse where a loaded handgun was also concealed," the press release stated. "Also found inside the residence was numerous prescription pills that did not belong to either female and were mixed together in several different bottles."

Both women were arrested at the scene and transported to the Nacogdoches County Jail."

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