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01/08/08 - Nacogdoches

Drug Arrest Made Following CrimeStoppers Tip

A big drug bust made by the Nacogdoches Police Department Monday night is proof that Crime Stoppers works.   A Crime Stoppers tip alerted officers to criminal activity at a home on Lucas street. Police responded to the tip within an hour. After executing a search warrant, officers recovered approximately 28 grams of suspected marijuana, 16 grams of suspected crack cocaine, and 127 grams of cocaine. Police also recovered a 22 caliber handgun, and more than 8,000 dollars in cash.

Police arrested Glenn Young, but only after a foot race that led up Lucas Street to Eliza Street where Young was apprehended. He was charged with delivery of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, evading arrest, and felon in possession of a firearm.

Katherine Hampton lives across the street from the home in question. She's thankful for the police protection.     "Oh yes. I couldn't live here. I imagine someone would have broken in here. They (police) come through here all the time." Mrs. Hampton said her son was the first African American police officer for Nacogdoches. He's now deceased, but she remains to have a high respect for law enforcement. Hampton said she never suspected any drug activity so close to her residence.   Still, she closes her blinds each night, locks her door and says anyone in her neighborhood can do what they wish, as long as they stay out of her yard.

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