DA: Polk Co. bail bond company manager arrested for meth possession

Published: Dec. 18, 2014 at 8:27 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 18, 2014 at 9:09 PM CST
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Juana Barnett (Source: Polk County Jail)
Juana Barnett (Source: Polk County Jail)
Bradley Barnett (Source: Polk County Jail)
Bradley Barnett (Source: Polk County Jail)

POLK COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - An ongoing investigation by the Polk County District Attorney's Office resulted in the arrest of a 60-year-old Onalaska woman on allegations that she had been using and possibly distributing methamphetamine from her home.

When Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives executed a search warrant on Juana Barnett's home in the Yaupon Cove subdivision in Onalaska, they found meth and prescription medication that had not been prescribed to Juana Barnett.

Juana Barnett, 60, and her husband Bradley Barnett, 39, were both arrested and charged with a felony possession of a controlled substance. Juana Barnett was also charged with possession of a controlled substance Penalty Group 3 for the prescription medication. She was also issued a citation by Polk County's Environmental Officer Darryl Oats for environmental violations.

A press release stated that the Polk County DA's office acted on tips that Juana Barnett was "involved in the illegal use and possibly distribution of narcotics from her residence located in Yaupon Cove."

The DA's office also received tips that Juana Barnett, who is the manager of AA EZ Bail Bonds, had been issuing bonds in exchange for property, which she was storing at her house, the press release stated.

During the search of the Barnetts' residence, the detectives also found property belonging to individuals who are out on bond, the press release stated.

District Attorney Lee Hon said the investigation is ongoing and more arrests could be pending.

Anyone who may have provided property to Juana Barnett or might have information that could aid the investigation is urged to call DA Investigator Christopher Lima at (936) 327-6868.

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