TRINITY COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Acting on information about a stolen pressure washer that had been sold or traded for drugs, the Trinity Police Department and the Trinity County Sheriff's Office made a drug arrest, seized several different kinds of drugs and a gun, and recovered stolen property Wednesday morning.
Chief Steve Jones said the two agencies served the warrant. Video obtained from an opened records request shows Kennitt Miller, of Trinity, being arrested on a felony manufacture and/or delivery of a controlled substance charge and a Class B theft charge.
"It was a very good day," Jones said. "This was the result of a great joint effort by the Trinity Police Department and the Trinity County Sheriff's Office."
Jones said that the Trinity Police Department acted on information that someone had sold or traded the stolen pressure washer for drugs at the house in the 100 block of East Pegoda Street. They conducted an undercover "buy" of drugs and gathered enough information that a justice of the peace signed a search warrant for the stolen pressure washer.
When the Trinity Police Department and the Trinity County Sheriff's Office executed the search warrant, they found meth amphetamine, crack cocaine and prescription medication that hadn't been prescribed, along with about $6,500 in cash and a pistol, Jones said. He added they found Xanax in the mail box and a baggie of meth in the driveway.
In addition, the police officers and sheriff's deputies found items that were possibly stolen in area burglaries.
Jones said they turned the investigation of the five children found at the home over to Child Protective Services. Additional charges could be pending against Miller.
"Ending the year off with closing a drug deal is a good way to go into the New Year. It means we have one less in town dealing drugs,"said Woody Wallace, the Trinity County Sheriff.