NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - After Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office deputies seized cocaine, PCP, and a stolen pistol from three different locations, a man and woman were arrested and charged with felony drug charges.
James Andre Grigsby, 46, and Schanda Latrice Handy, 44, both of Nacogdoches, were both charged with first-degree felony manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance. Grigsby was also charged with second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, and state-jail felony theft of a firearm. No bail has been set on any of their charges.
Nacogdoches County Sheriff Jason Bridges said the duo has been under investigation for some time and are believed to have been dealing large amounts of narcotics from the business they operate and manage, Club Metros II on FM 225.
According to a press release, Grigsby was arrested in 2013 after investigators found nearly two pounds of cocaine at his residence. During that investigation, the NCSO investigators also seized a large amount of codeine that belonged to Grigsby at his club on FM 225.
"On Thursday Morning, Investigators gained consent to search a residence on West Spradley Street that belongs to Schanda Handy," the press release stated. "During the search, investigators found 6 ounces of cocaine that were hidden inside a closet in her bedroom. Also found at the residence were several instruments used in the manufacturing of crack cocaine."
The press release stated that the NCSO investigators then went to Grigsby's residence at Eastwood Terrace. After the investigators got permission to search the residence, they found a stolen pistol inside a nightstand. The pistol had been reported stolen during a vehicle burglary that occurred in 2006, the press release stated.
Later, the investigators searched a storage building on South Street that was linked to Grigsby. During their search, investigators found more than 17 pounds of PCP at that location.
According to the press release, Grigsby had been out on bond prior to his arrest, and federal charges are pending in connection to his 2013 drug arrest.