LIBERTY – The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office took a large quantity of illegal narcotics off the street and made an arrest last week.
Acting on information received by the Narcotics Unit about the distribution of methamphetamines by a male subject identified as “TJ,” the LCSO executed a search warrant in the 1600 block of Lynch Avenue.
LCSO, along with the assistance of a Texas Department of Public Safety Narcotics investigator, discovered a large amount of narcotics, including 988 grams of Crystal Meth, 151 grams of Adderall packaged for resale, 56 grams of Xanax, and seven ounces of Marijuana. Investigators also recovered $2,000 and a handgun at the scene.
Thomas James Lawson, 34, was arrested and charged with four felony counts, including three counts of Manufacture and Delivery of a Controlled Substance and one count of Possession of Marijuana.
One of those charges was enhanced; more could see enhancement as the residence was in a Drug Free Zone within 100 feet of an elementary school.
Sheriff Bobby Rader commended the Narcotics Unit on an outstanding job acting on the tip about drug activities, according to LCSO Capt. David Meyers.
“If you have any information on illegal activity occurring in Liberty County, call the Sheriff’s Office at 936-336-4500 or Crime Stoppers at 800-392-STOP (7867); all callers will remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward,” said Meyers.