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Jail was a phone call away…

IMG_0285BOn Thursday afternoon, members of the Pct. 4 Constable’s Office TAC Team arrested four people at the Garden Gate Apartments on FM 1485 in New Caney after acting on a tip that drugs were sold from an apartment at the rear of the complex.

A TAC Team deputy used a phone number received from the tipster to make contact with one of the suspects, Charles “CJ” Bateman, who had a conversation with the deputy and then passed the phone to another suspect late identified as Tracy Forbus. The deputy made arrangements to purchase narcotics (Hydrocodone) from Forbus.

The deputy went to the apartments and met with Forbus who produced the narcotics she agreed over the phone to sell to him. They were stashed inside her shirt. Bateman was also present, along with Chansprasert Keatphan. Bateman admitted his role in the transaction and a pat-down revealed more pills on his person, identified as Soma and Hydrocodone.

Keatphan was not part of the transaction, but had an outstanding felony warrant, so he too was taken into custody. The requisite search of his person revealed he was also in possession of Soma and Hydrocodone.

Deputies arrested a fourth person in a nearby apartment while on location. Danielle Miller had an outstanding county warrant for Driving While Intoxicated. Her crime was unrelated to the drug dealing in the next building, but deputies were aware of her warrant and decided to take her in and clear an open warrant while they were in the neighborhood.

Pct. 4 Constable Kenneth “Rowdy” Hayden was pleased with how smoothly the operation went from beginning to end and praised the use of a particular tool.

“This isn’t the first time we’ve used a cell phone to arrange a transaction,” Hayden said. “All of this modern technology has made it easier for drug dealers to communicate with their customers, but the flipside of that is it’s made it easier for us to catch them.”

 

IMG_0275BTracy Lanette Forbus, 36, of New Caney is charged with third-degree felony Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver (Hydrocodone) and misdemeanor Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver (Soma).

 

IMG_0265BCharles Edward Bateman, Jr., 43, of Porter is charged with state jail felony Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Hydrocodone); and state jail felony Manufacture /Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Soma).

 

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Keatphan Chanprasert , 38, of Willis is charged with two counts of misdemeanor Possession of a Controlled Substance (Hydrocodone and Soma) and an outstanding felony theft warrant.

 

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Danielle Elaine Miller, 29, of New Caney was arrested on outstanding warrant for Driving While Intoxicated.

The Pct. 4 TAC Team is continuing to investigate leads and target drug dealers in East Montgomery County and more arrests are expected soon.

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  1. kmk

    well look i do think adc that tracy is a victume, but she knew he was no good she reallly needs to just go on with her life i dont belive she needs a loser,,,,,she will move on every woman does once hes gone er life will get better shell pick up an have a life again,i did.well i have nothing else to say an by the way he lied he was never a wood,,,, he wants to seem as if he was in the jail but i can tell you thats his way of just making you think hes been in a gang hell they wont except a weakling like him,,,,,he really was just their gofer,just like he was nasty a** girl in prision he does have hep c ,an herpies he gave it to me i can send you the results an when i got it hello,,,,wake up

  2. kmk

    your face is all sunken in…looking like an skeleton ,,,,yucky whats wrong with you you look like all those newcaney trashy people maybe in jail youll gain weight

  3. adc

    ok now i think its enough ok ,,,,,the bashing has to stop god knows there isnt a perfect person in this world,slandering people is enough why dont you tell tracy who you really are since you have so much to say about her,,,,you know she knows who you are,,,,the words out why is everyone moving from the woods,,you must be just as guilty yourself ,,,,,,some learn from their first time those who dont well its your fault stop blaming others,,shes paying for the mistakes an you need to back off now….”””.leave her alone”””….she is a good person but she just got around the wrong persons they lied to get themselves out of troubled..so just leave her alone,,…

  4. tbf

    yeap once a druggy always one huuuumm cj,,you can run be not hide,, an hey you really should put on some weight you looking a little like someone who does ice,crack,meth but everyone knows your choice is somas,hydocodine,but maybe you have a secert youd like to tell tracy like the meth you smoke with your ex kim not to long ago

  5. tbf

    well those taking up for cj lol must be the ones who run to the docters for him,,,,then split the pills yeap i think so i dont agree with what eighter of them did but she is sick an hes a low life scum who just got off probation to which she was paying for,imc hummm you must know tracy then to know about her son,,equal rights does count,,i dont agree with what shes done but let me tell you this she had everything now because hes worthless dont work she has nothing,,, he was the seller before he lived with her,,was on probation before because of it an he tells everyone he was a stripper,millionaire,ran mexicans accross the boarder ,a featherwood in jail,in a gang ,,an went to college ,,yeap i believe this is what it really was,he was a male prostitute,screwed an old rich lady out of money.got rapped in jail from a gang,hide in a van with mexicans,an was a featherwoods goffer,,,or something else ,czjamn you must know her to,yall must be cj s pill connections

  6. cantbelievesomepeople

    Thanks for all your hard work Scott! What is the world coming to any more? You see it all around us. Trying to live for free and feel that the gov check is enough so they think of other ways to make money besides the old fashion way of good hard earn working for a living! I’m glad they are taken out the trash. But I still think the gov check holders need to be drug tested. If they don’t have in them what their doctor gave them they need to be cut off! This way they will think twice about doing stupid crap like this and maybe doing something for someone else for good. Than couple hours of hiigh now and again! There’s people all over that would hire them to help them or someone else out that’s honest work. It’s a shame they feel caught up to do anything different.

  7. IMC

    Everyone is ragging on Cj (who is trash I know). What about tracy? She knew everything and is just as guilty. She is as big a piece of trash as him. Hell she kicked her own son out of the house so Cj could live there. Her son even gets a check but she keeps that.Every one wants to blame the man.Guess equal rights dont count in this case.

  8. CzJaMn

    I agree with a lot of these posts. I do believe its wrong. I do think its bs and its most def drug dealing. JF, sounds to me like u need to learn to let go and move on. If ur comment was a reply to my comment on him I wasn’t by any means defending him. I don’t agree with this kind of crap and I know a lot about how he chose to live his life. You can’t control what others do and I’m sorry u were a part of someones sickness and bs. He never did me wrong but I never allowed myself to be in that situation. I think Scott is doing a fabulous job!!! Its not ur fault people are making stupid choices lol. Who cares what the charges were. Keep the reports coming! We def appreciate em

  9. jf

    thats right there aint a cvs ,walgreens there or any of the others cj goes to/ maybe the cops need to flag all those dr,an pharmacies he goes to an keep a eye on him cause i know he dr hoped /went from dr to dr to pharmacy to pharmacy/in weeks time an paid cash for them,,,an to all his buddies i wouldnt let him come around you ,he will take you down with him,you deserve to be locked up cj

  10. guys_wife

    just wanna say thanxs scott for all u do. i agree with wade in the respect of we are paying your i mean their rent. we are still paying for them since they got busted. if they are still in jail, they get 3 meals a day, tv, shower, bed n blanket. can’t forget their rights to be treated as law abiding citizens. see i had a nephew shot 21 times execution style by a couple who was “high”. he wouldnt give up his dreams. he was attending the police academy. so i do have a problem with these folks who think they can get by with anything. and im really tired of the law abiding citizens having to take care of them. get a grip abradley. you wouldnt be so upset if you didnt know these folks personally or had some tie to them. good job mcso!! need more trash taken off the streets on this side of the county.

  11. jf

    OH BY THE WAY HE DONT DESERVE,ANYTHING FROM SOCIAL SECURITY, A LOSER THAT THAT THAT WOULD RATHER SELL PILLS AN STAY STONED THAN GETA LIFE, NEEDS TO ROTT IN PRISON,,I PAY IN SSI AN FOR HIM TO BE ABLE TO EVEN GET IT FOR THIS IS SO WRONG,,WOMEN CJ LURES YALL IN TO PAWN YOUR THINGS,STEAL YOUR MEDS, HAVE REALTIONS WITH YOU AN,DRAIN YOUR BANKS, GET YOU INTROUBLE,CHEAT,LIE TO YOU,WRECK YOUR VEHICLES CAUSE HES STONED, AN TEXTED OTHER GIRLS FOR DRUGS,RUN UP YOUR BILLS OVER DRAFT YOUR BANKS,ICOULD GO ON AN ON,OH AN HE HAS A FEW KIDS THAT HE DONT CARE FOR WHAT KIND OF MAN WONT WORK FOR HIS KIDS,,AN GRANKIDS,,,UMMM A LOOOSERR/

  12. jf

    WELL, TO BE HONEST I KNOW CJ HES SCUM FROM THE BEYOND AN THIS IS HIS SECOND TIME OF SELLING DRUGS HE DIDNT LEARN FROM HIS MISTAKES THE FIRST TIME IN PRISON NEVER WILL,I HOPE THEY REALIZE HE DID IT BEFORE AN WILL DO IT AGAIN,MIB PUT IN BACK WHERE HE BELONGS,HE LURES LONLEY WOMEN IN SUCKS THEIR BANKS DRY USES THEIR HOMES FOR HIS PERSONAL DEALINGS ,HES A LOSER WHO WONT WORK,CANT WORK CAUSE OF HIS PAST,AN IS WORTHLESS TO THE HUMAN RACE,THOSE WHO THINK A MAN WHO WOULD LET THE WOMAN HE SUPPOSELY LOVES TAKE THE FALL FOR HIS DEALINGS ISNT NOTHING BUT A WEASLE DESERVES TO BE IN JAIL WITH BIG BUBBA,IF YOU THINK HES SO GREAT THEN YOU MUST BE HIS SUPPLIER OR ONE OF HIS GIRLFRIENDS,ILL LET YOU KNOW WHAT HEGETS SENTANCED WITH,, HOPE ITS 50YRS,WAIT THAT MEANS HELL BE ALMOST 97 LOL,

  13. CzJaMn

    I think its sad that people choose to live that kind of lifestyle. Plus it makes it hard on the people who really arent trying to get doped up and actually NEED the medicine to actually get it cuz now drs assume everyone is going to be out selling and distributing DRUGS to everyone. It goes along with the “you live by the gun, you die by the gun” saying. Its a sad situation in some ways but at the same time these people are grown ass adults who know this could have turned out this way and still chose to do so. Just sayin’. I personally know CJ and no he isnt a bad guy at all but its not a good move on his part. Thats all Ima say right now.

  14. loveofhorses70

    Scott’s reporting has always been accurate from what I’ve know. I’ve “unliked” his page, but mostly because of the trash talking (name calling, fighting, racist remarks, etc) and the face it continues without monitoring.

    However, you have another thing coming if you think these prescription pills are not drugs. Thanks to dope sellers such as these, my former sister-in-law sits in a jail cell now. Back in her younger days, she was really wild. But she had kids, straightened herself up, was very active in church, raised two kids in a 22 year marriage. Until she had a stroke, and then it was downhill from there. She started running with a “bad crowd”, got hooked on pills, no one could help her. She ended up the owner of a house in which a guy with a woman and child in the car tried to run over a PCT 4 officer in her front yard.

    So…for any of these folks you know that have been dealing these toxins (and that’s what they are when they are not used appropriately), take a step back and look at the lives in which you are destroying.

    Your’s truly,
    Concerned Citizem (or as folks on the MCPR page refer to me because I live in Cut N Shoot – East Texas Trash)

  15. abradley

    yes the law was broken…no this is not my father…yes i do consider those who sell any type of drugs to be drugdealers to anwser all the question….scott what would be the site that the charges have been up graded on…and if that is to happen would that not effect peoples bonds? and to the one who said i was cut off lmbo no just tryin to put the truth to the story that is all…i want to see where scott is gettin his information from…and no i am not a drug dealer to the one who made that comment shows how nieva some people can be…scott will u please do a follow up once this goes to court and they are indited and charged

  16. Wade

    Really? After reading a few of the posts, Yes, Mr. Engle has said a few things that has upset me and offended me. However; that said I have found that his reporting of the news to be 100% correct. “abradley” I do believe that Montgomery County is picking up the trash and putting the drug dealers behind bars. If this person was arrested for having drugs and an amount to be considered intent to sell then that is the definition of a DRUG DEALER. Yes, someone you know may have had charges enhanced or dropped however, at the time of the report this was the charges.

    Also, you seem to want to defend someone who was arrested for breaking the law. This in itself is disturbing. You oops, I mean they live in a income based apartment so I am paying a portion of your I mean their rent and you I mean they are making more money than me by selling drugs, This is fair to us?

    Really, get a clue. A law is a law and when broken then you go to jail. YOU ARE I mean THEY ARE drug dealers. I am glad the scum is off the streets and that apartment is free to be used for someone that NEEDED IT!

  17. jb23

    Seriously?? Is someone actually trying to say that these people were not planning on selling any of those pills? If you believe that, you need to pull your head out of the clouds! They have phone calls about selling/buying the pills.
    Yes, there are other drug dealers that need to be taken off the street- but none of them are any better then others. A drug dealer is a drug dealer is a drug dealer! It doesn’t matter if they are selling pills, crack or meth-it is ALL illegal! I hope these people are punished for this….a few more bad guys off the streets!

  18. jkayrobin

    It was a set up alright, the boys “set up” all the drug dealers pretty little pills and took pictures of them! Ha ha… I guess they are not REAL drug dealers because it was pills? WTH ever! Get the trash off the streets..GO JOB MCSO, come to San Jacinto County and do some clean up here!!

  19. Rick

    So, abradley, you don’t consider people who sell prescription drugs to be ‘drug dealers’? They are taking medications and selling them illegally for something than their intended purpose. Last time I checked, there wasn’t a CVS or Walgreens in that apartment complex and they sure don’t look like doctors or pharmacists to me!

    There is a serious problem with Soma, Xanax, and Vicodin abuse. We even call it “The East County Cocktail”, but it’s not just limited to East County. Who’s to say these ‘alleged drug dealers’ did not steal those medications?

    It doesn’t matter if they are meth, coke, pot, or pill dealers. THEY ARE STILL DEALERS!!! The MIB are doing a great job and I’m sure they will gather information to keep working on getting drugs off the streets. I thought it was great they did a ‘while we are in the area, let’s see who else we can get’ on the DWI warrant.

    Scott puts out the information as it comes out! His is some of the fastest information on Montgomery County (and surrounding areas). Granted the information may change after he publishes a story, but that’s the nature of the news.

  20. brennan1020

    Sounds like he is a buyer from them and knows alot. Scot will not post anything that is not true. thank you scot for covering all that you do. Glad to see they are cleaning up east county

  21. Amer5

    Sounds to me like the boys did a good job..Whether or not they are big time drug dealers they are still doing ILLEGAL things and deserve to be prosecuted to the top extent of the law.. If they are soo innocent why did they have drugs on them period, regardless on whether they had intent to sell..
    as for the “leave the little people alone and go after the big guys” comment.. well you have to start somewhere..If the little people keep getting arrested for BREAKING THE LAW, perhaps the “big time dealers” won’t have anyone to sell to… not likely because a pill head just has to have their fix.

  22. abradley

    trash is off the streets….mabye the cops should worry about getin the REAL drug dealers and other trash off the streets instead of screwing with people…these people are not drug dealers this lil setup was a crock of shit…but hey thats montgomery county for ya

  23. abailey2654

    Who cares what “rank” their charges are. The whole point of the article was to let law abiding citizens of Montgomery County know that this trash is off the streets; at least for a little while.

  24. moderator

    Yep, these folks sound just innocent as heck. I bet at least one of them said “what those pills? Hey these are not my pants, I borrowed them from this guy I know” I just dont know his name. Maybe its Abradley

  25. abradley

    AND I WILL MAKE SURE TO SCAN AND FIND A WAY TO POST THE PAPERWORK THESE PEOPLE HAVE RECIEVED WHEN THEY WERE RELEASED FROM JAIL…COURT DATE IS NEXT MONTH BE SURE TO GIVE U A FOLLOW UP ON WHAT HAPPENED…SEE WHAT U HAVE TO SAY THEN SINCE U THINK U KNOW IT ALL LOL

  26. guys_wife

    i’m glad to see the cleaning up on this side of the county. for those of us who have been here for years and have chosen to make this area our home, this is a good thing. good to have someone who is willing to take out the trash.

  27. abradley

    lol wish people would get facts straight before they go writing an article…..i know these people charges are not what is listed they are acutually lower than what is listed….nor is this how it went down. why dont you do a follow up after they go to court and see if the story remains the same

    1. Scott Engle

      Excuse me you are correct some charges were upgraded below is from the County Clerks Computers
      FORBUS, TRACY WF1974 20040 FM 1485 #171 NEW CANEY, TX 77357 10/20/2011 MAN DEL CS PG 3/4
      10/28/74 >=28G<200G
      MAN DEL CS NOT IN PG CNF
      BATEMAN, CHARLES EDWAR WM1965 3311 SANTANA LN PORTER, TX 77365 10/20/2011 MAN DEL CS PG 3/4 <28G
      12/25/65

      MILLER, DANIELLE ELAIN WF1981 20004 FM 1485 #170 NEW CANEY, TX 77357 10/20/2011 DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED BONDED/TD
      12/07/81

      CHANPRASERT, KEATPHAN WM1973 9763 BLACK GUM Willis, TX 77318 10/20/2011 ORDER OF ARREST/MISDEMEANOR,
      10/08/73 POSS CS PG 3 < 28G
      POSS CS NOT IN PG
      THANK YOU FOR BRINGING OUR ATTENTION TO IT. WE WILL ALSO MAKE SURE THE UPGRADED CHARGES ARE IN THIS COMING WEEKS PAPER.

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