TRINITY COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A joint investigation by the Trinity Police Department and the Trinity County Sheriff's Office resulted in three felony drug arrests and the seizure of about $2,500 worth of methamphetamine Thursday afternoon.
The Trinity County Sheriff's Office posted a
of the arrest on its Facebook page.
According to the Facebook post, Trinity County Sheriff Woody Wallace found a stolen vehicle at a home. While he was investigating the stolen vehicle, Wallace was able to arrange for the suspect to deliver meth to that location.
Jones and Captain Ricky Hope with the Trinity County Sheriff's Office waited inside the home while Wallace and Investigator Tommy Park with the Trinity County Sheriff's Office covered the outside, according to the Facebook post.
When the suspect started to walk in the door and realized that the police were there, he started to run, and Jones deployed a stun device on him, the Facebook post stated. Because the suspect was “sagging,” he lost his pants in the process, according to the sheriff's office.
The suspect, who was later identified as Aaron Zavertnik, 24, fell from the porch, dropped the meth, and ran, the Facebook post stated. Jones and Park then chased Zavertnik into a wooded area.
Wallace was waiting when Zavertnik came out of the woods on the next street over, the Facebook post stated. Zavertnik gave up without further incident.
Hope arrested two women that had been riding in the truck with Zavertnik. The meth that Zavertnik allegedly dropped weighed about 24 grams and had an estimated street value of $2,500.
Zavertnik, Samatha Kelley, 24, and Susan Yeley, 25, all of Walker County, were all charged with first-degree felony possession of a controlled substance. If they are convicted, each one of them could face a fine of up to $10,000 and/or five to 99 years in prison.
Jones said that much of the people who traffic meth and other drugs into Trinity County come from outside the county. Watch the video here: