NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Deputies with the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office arrested a 38-year-old man on drug and gun charges after they served a search warrant on his residence on Cox Street Monday morning.
The drug raid resulted in the seizure of approximately $7,500 in crack cocaine, more than $8,000 in cash, and a stolen 9 mm pistol.
Glenn Curell Young, of Nacogdoches, is still being held in the Nacogdoches County Jail on a first-degree felony charge of possession of a controlled substance between 200 400 grams, a second-degree felony charge of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, and a state-jail felony charge of theft of a firearm.
According to a press release from the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office, the execution of the search warrant was the result of an ongoing investigation into the distribution of crack cocaine in Nacogdoches County.
Nacogdoches County Sheriff Jason Bridges said the NCSO has been investigating this case for several months.
"The target of the ongoing investigation is Glenn Young, who Sheriff Investigators believe that he is a major distributor of crack cocaine," the press release stated.
When the NCSO deputies arrived at the residence, they found Young asleep in his locked bedroom. A search of the bedroom also revealed 110 grams of crack cocaine and a loaded 9 mm handgun. The investigators also found a set of digital scales and more than $8,000 in cash.
Young was arrested at the scene and charged with the three felonies. According to the press release, the gun had been reported stolen to the Nacogdoches Police Department in an ongoing burglary investigation.
Bridges said Young is currently on federal probation.