4 p.m. UPDATE: “We have arrested 15 of the 18 suspects. The suspects who have not been arrested at this time are Rebekah Middleton, Michael Birdwell and David Knight.
We are asking if anyone has information on the other three subjects to please contact the constable office at 936-715-0317 or their local police agency.”
32 of the 36 felony warrants have been served with 15 of the 18 defendants in jail as of 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. The constable office is seeking information on the whereabouts of the other three suspects.
The Nacogdoches County Constable Office precinct 4, was assisted by the PCT 1 Constable Office and the Nacogdoches County Sheriff office in serving the felony warrants.
The Nacogdoches County Constable Office Precinct 4 conducted a drug round up as part of an ongoing year long investigation into the distrubition of methamphetamine in Nacogdoches County. Constable Jason Bridges stated that his office has obtained 36 warrants for 18 people for the offense of delivery of a controlled substance. The constable office has been conducting undercover operations for the last year in an effort to identify distributors of narcotics in our county.
Constable J. Bridges stated that this investigation started in the Kingtown community after our office received several complainants about criminal activity. Five of the 18 people being arrested today are from the Kingtown community and they have 9 charges pending against them. Bridges stated that the operation continued from there and branched out all across Nacogdoches County.
“During that time our office has been able to identify what we believe are several high value methamphetamine dealers that have been distributing methamphetamine at a large volume,” Bridges said. “Our aim was to identify the biggest methamphetamine suppliers in Nacogdoches County, and these names continued to come up after each investigation we conducted.”
Constable Bridges stated that these arrests should play a significant role in helping reducing the amount of methamphetamine and other drugs that are being distributed on our streets.
The constable office is being assisted in the Drug round up by the Precinct 1 Constable Office and the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office.