“Men in Black” Arrest NCISD Employee

The Precinct 4 Constable’s Office arrested a Special Education Teacher’s Aide on drug charges Thursday after an investigation resulting from a tip that she was selling narcotics from her residence.

Maureen Denise Hicks_Maureen_348Hicks, 53, is charged with Possession of Marijuana in a Drug Free Zone. The charge would have been a class B misdemeanor, but is enhanced to a class A misdemeanor because of the location.

After learning Hicks was employed by New Caney ISD, Pct. 4 Lt. Mark Seals went to Porter Elementary and spoke with Hicks who agreed to go to the residence she shares with her husband in the 22100 block of Spears Road off of Loop 494 in Porter.

Hicks admitted having approximately 1.5 ounces of marijuana in her residence, but refused to give her consent for investigators to search the home. A Pct. 4 K-9 unit responded to the location and the dog gave a positive odor response indicating the presence of narcotics in Hicks’ vehicle. A search of the vehicle revealed a small amount of raw marijuana.

During the course of the investigation, deputies began to notice a large number of children on an adjacent property, which belongs to a church with a daycare and is separated from the Hicks’ yard by only a fence. On the church side of the fence is a playground where some of the children were playing at the property line as they tried desperately to get a better look at what was happening at the Hicks’ home.

After marijuana was found in Hicks’ vehicle, Lt. Seals drafted a search warrant for the residence, which was signed by Pct. 4 Justice of the Peace James Metts.

Inside the residence’s master bedroom, investigators recovered multiple clear plastic bags containing marijuana, two marijuana grinders and a .40 caliber Glock handgun. In a different bedroom, they discovered another bag of marijuana and a marijuana smoking pipe.

Maureen Hicks was arrested and transported to the Montgomery County Jail.

Pct. 4 Constable Kenneth “Rowdy” Hayden said he was proud of the how quickly and smoothly the investigation and the arrest were handled.

“We’re always glad to take illegal drugs off the streets, and it’s something we do on a daily basis, but this case stands out,” Constable Hayden said. “This suspect lives on a property where a lot of children are very nearby, and she’s also someone who works for a school district and has been entrusted to work with children.”

“As parents, we all want to know we’re placing our children’s safety and education in the hands of responsible, law abiding people who are not drug abusers,” he said. “Sometimes, people like Ms. Hicks slip through the cracks, but eventually they’ll be caught and held accountable.”


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  1. sandyhair

    I can honestly tell you this lady is very dedicated to taking etremely well care of children, first hand knowledge.By no means shall anyone paint a bad name on Ms.Hicks. She is a Christian woman and far from this drug person the constables office is making her out to be. God Bless this woman with the strength to overcome all the negative publicity this event has brought to her and her family.I cant begin to imagine the suffering Maureen has gone through and how she feels about all this.I think the School District should random test all there employees after making this as public as they did over such a small amount of marijuana that was found. Lets get for real here. All I can say is I hope the snitch has some kind of conscience.

  2. kj2104

    Deagoaway and Nikki6 I couldn’t agree more. The police need to be making sure we don’t have child molesters working in the schools, that would concern me more as a parent. The only reason this made it public is because she works in a school. The person that ratted her out should feel bad for what they did. Now this poor lady will never be able to work in another school ever again, and may not even be able to get a decent job. Not because of what she did but because of what she did and where she worked. And as far is the location of her home being close to a daycare/school come on really it’s not like she was sneaking over the fence trying to get the kids involved in what she does in the privacy of her own home! Wishing her the best of luck on the outcome of this situation..

  3. nikki6

    First of all, she takes care of special needs children… who cares if she smokes a little reefer after work. Who was the snitch on this case? Ugh…


    MCPD needs to chill out and stop harassing pot heads! Why don’t you guys spend more time keeping child molesters in their houses?
    “Hemp is of first necessity to the wealth & protection of the country.”
    – Thomas Jefferson

    “Penalties against possession of a drug should not be more damaging to an individual than the use of the drug itself; and where they are, they should be changed. Nowhere is this more clear than in the laws against possession of marihuana in private for personal use… Therefore, I support legislation amending Federal law to eliminate all Federal criminal penalties for the possession of up to one ounce of marihuana.”
    – Jimmy Carter, U.S. President quote on Marijuana

    “When a private enterprise fails, it is closed down; when a government enterprise fails, it is expanded. Isn’t that exactly what’s been happening with drugs?”
    – Milton Friedman quote on Marijuana

  5. aggiegirl

    I think this is great, but what I want to know is at what point does the montgomery county sheriff’s office take leads seriously?? I have told them no less than six times about a residence in my neighborhood that sells prescription drugs, grows and sells marijuana AND deals in meth. It is well known and on Friday afternoons, the traffic in and out of the place is HUGE.

  6. Lawdog1911

    She was probably in a NCISD Chevy Impala #500 that passed my on Hwy 59 doing 90-95mph. I couldnt even catch up to it it was going so fast.

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