TRINITY, TX (KTRE) - Trinity County Sheriff's deputies arrested a 36-year-old man on felony drug charges after they acted on information about alleged drug activity at two homes on West Main Street.
Roy Draper is still being held on a felony possession of a controlled substance in a drug-free zone charge and a misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia charge. His bail has bet set at $10,000, according to Trinity Police Chief Steve Jones.
According to a release on the Trinity Police Department's Website, the Trinity County Sheriff's Office received tips about drug activity going on at two houses in the 400 block of West Main Street across from the town's Family Dollar.
Trinity County Sheriff Woody Wallace, Jones, three TPD officers, and a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper went to the residences to follow up on the information about the alleged drug activity.
When the searched the two homes, the law enforcement officers allegedly found drug paraphernalia in one of the homes. Methamphetamine was found in Draper's home, according to the press release. Because the home is located within 1,000 feet of a school, playground, and/or daycare the possession charge was upgraded to a higher felony.
The press release said the arrest was Draper's second one for meth possession in less than two weeks.
According to the press release, a citizen told a Trinity Police officer that Draper was in possession of meth. He and another TPD officer searched Draper's home and found meth and drug paraphernalia. He was arrested on Aug. 29 for felony possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Jones said that Draper posted a $20,000 on those charges and was released from the jail.
"If you report crime to us, we will go investigate," the press release stated. "You may not see immediate results like this every time, but we are forever watching and any information you provide may help us with an ongoing investigation."