Members of the Pct. 4 Constable’s Office a.k.a. “Men in Black” were out from Monday night until Tuesday executing warrants that followed an intensive investigation that resulted in the removal of about $10,000 worth of narcotics (cocaine and methamphetamine) from the streets of East Montgomery County.
Pct. 4 Constable Rowdy Hayden led the effort in which Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon observed the effort, along with Tracy Pullan an attorney from his office. Ligon said Pullan prepared the warrants at grand jury and he wanted her to see the other part of the process by watching them served. Chris Smith, Chief Investigator with the DA’s office also joined Ligon. The first term DA has made a more hands-on approach, which includes joining law enforcement on scene in many cases. First Assistant District Attorney Phil Grant, who was not present Monday night, was also involved in the collaborative effort.
Pct. 4 Lt. Mark Seals said the investigation was focused on the manufacturing of methamphetamine, and a total of seven people were identified, all of whom at some point contributed to the manufacture and delivery of that drug. All seven are charged with Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity, which is a first-degree felony. Bond for each was set at $100,000.
One of the seven, 28-year-old James Vanhowten, was already in prison on an unrelated charge when he was identified. That warrant will be served through TDC.
Two others, 23-year-old Dietra Schoellman, a.k.a. Lynette Schoellman who lives at 22811 Ford Rd. in Porter and Samson Gonzales, 27, a.k.a. Speedy Gonzales, who lives at 20149 Garett Rd., Conroe, were in the Montgomery County Jail when the warrants were issued.
Two more suspects were jailed during the latest effort, earlier this week. Randy Lee Stokes, 26 who lives at 2218 Ford Rd.in Porter, and 29-year-old Nina Kathrine Rodriguez, a.k.a. Nina Aleman or Nina Katherine Gonzalez, who lives at 1106 Andrews St. in Kingwood, were arrested without incident. Rodriguez is married to Samson Gonzales
Two suspects, 39-year-old Deborah Perry and 21-year-old Blake Bratcher remain at large.
A third person who was not targeted as part of the narcotics investigation was arrested during the roundup when she was found to have an outstanding warrant for theft by check with an additional charge for lying to officers about her identity.
Crissy Ann Coleman, 21, a.k.a. Chrissy Mullen; Chrissy Deer; Chrissy Ann Coleman, of New Caney was charged with Failure to Identify Fugitive / Intent to Give False Information and Theft of Property (by check) greater than $20, less than $500. Coleman’s bond totaled $400.