NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Deputies with the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office arrested four Memphis, Tennessee men on felony drug charges and seized more than 160 pounds of codeine.
Dontelly L. Dickerson, 26, Michael Farley, 25, Venzel Holloway, 25, and Richard Calvin Telford, 24, are all still being held in the Nacogdoches County Jail on first-degree felony possession of a controlled substance between 1 and 400 grams charges. Dickerson has also been charged with am outstanding possession of a controlled substance out of Fort Bend County.
The bail amounts have been set at $150,000 each for the four suspects.
According to the arrest affidavit for Farley, NCSO deputies stopped a vehicle he was riding in on Highway 259 near County Road 910 after the driver failed to dim his headlights for oncoming traffic.
"Deputies observed the subjects were very nervous and deputies asked the driver if there were any drugs in the vehicle," stated a post o the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office Facebook page. "The driver admitted to having drugs inside the car."
A probable cause search of the vehicle revealed 160 pounds of codeine in the vehicle's trunk.
All four occupants of the vehicle were arrested at the scene and taken to the county jail.
"Investigators with the Sheriff Office are also working with Houston Police Department to try and identify if the drugs were possibly stolen from a pharmacy in the Houston area," the Facebook post stated. "The investigation is ongoing."