NEW CANEY- The Men in Black, a.k.a. Pct. 4 Constable’s Office, reduced the supply of methamphetamine in East Montgomery County once again early Thursday, when they served a warrant at a residence in Bill’s 3 G’s trailer park, located at 23602 FM 1485.
Four people were arrested and charged with manufacture / possession of methamphetamine.
* Michelle Nicole Layton, 18, of Conroe
* Bobby Phillips Spears, 48, of New Caney
* Daniel Lee Burdick, III, 24, of Grangerland
* Thomas Lee Terry, 58, of New Caney
Michelle Layton was also charged with felony cocaine possession. She said she is pregnant and admitted smoking a “large amount of meth” a short time before officers arrived, according to investigators.
Pct. 4 Constable Rowdy Hayden said an anonymous tip and subsequent investigation led to a search warrant.
“We executed a search warrant for suspicion that methamphetamine was manufactured at the residence,” Hayden said. “Units responded and detained the people inside then secured the scene after finding what appeared to be a meth lab.
Pct. 4 contacted the Texas Department of Public Safety Methamphetamine Initiative Group (MIG) and the US Drug Enforcement Administration to process the scene.
Hayden said his office was also working closely with the office of Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon, who assisted with a search warrant, signed by Pct. 4 Justice of the Peace James Metts.
Bills 3 G’s is notorious in East Montgomery County for the criminal activity reported at residences on the property.
“This trailer park has been a problem area for law enforcement,” Hayden said. “It’s a low income neighborhood and it attracts that type of activity,” Hayden said.
While the Constable conceded the location has had more than an average number of calls regarding various criminal acts, he said there were also good law abiding people in the trailer park, who were there because of financial hardship.
“It’s an inexpensive place to live and some of these people would probably be homeless if it wasn’t here,” Hayden said.
A couple who lives close to the trailer that was raided, and asked that their name be withheld for their safety, said they noticed strange smells from time to time and saw a lot of people coming in and out of the mobile home late at night.
They praised the Constable’s actions and said they hoped he would aggressively continue fighting crime in their neighborhood.
When asked if he stepped up patrols in the area of the trailer park, Hayden smiled and said, “We’ve stepped up patrols everywhere.”