NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Deputies with the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office arrested a man and a woman Thursday from Mt. Enterprise for allegedly being in possession of a large amount of methamphetamine as the result of an ongoing undercover narcotics investigation.
"We found out this person had been delivering meth to Nacogdoches County," said Sheriff Jason Bridges, of the Nacogdoches Sheriff's Office. "During that time we were able to infiltrate her network without her knowing it."
Cody Lee Nelson, 29, and Amy Mechel Pitts, 38, are still being held in the Nacogdoches County Jail. They were each charged with first-degree felony manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance between 4 and 200 grams. No bail amounts have been set at this time.
According to a press release, NCSO investigators had been working an undercover investigation focused on Pitts. They allegedly found that Pitts had been selling large amounts of methamphetamine in Nacogdoches County.
"Undercover officers arraigned a meeting with the suspect in Nacogdoches County to purchase methamphetamine from the suspect," the press release stated. "Officers met with the suspect at business in Nacogdoches County on the North Loop."
The undercover officers spotted Pitts drive into the parking lot, and they approached the vehicle.
"Officers observed methamphetamine in clear view inside the vehicle," the press release stated. "Two suspects inside the vehicle were detained and a search of the vehicle was conducted. Officers found more methamphetamine hidden inside."
Nelson, the passenger in the car, was arrested at the same time as Pitts.
"It's not a losing battle. When we sit and have interviews with these families whose whole lives have been turned upside down because of their sister, husband, brother, or son is using meth, you can't give up on that," Bridges said.