The Precinct 4 Constable’s Office TAC Team set out to serve a couple of narcotics search warrants Wednesday, following two separate lengthy investigations, and wound up arresting nearly enough people to fill a prison bus.
The first warrant was served at 24796 Vale Lane in the area of Needham Lane and E. Martin Road in Porter where they recovered methamphetamine and various drug paraphernalia.
Jessie Richard Martz, 28, of Porter is charged with state jail felony Possession of a Controlled Substance.
The second warrant was served on a female homeowner in the Cumberland Subdivision in Porter where the Men In Black were met with an unprecedented outpouring of thanks and support from residents who were thrilled to see a busy drug operation shut down.
Christine Ann Long, 39, of 21621 Anvil Lane in Porter is charged with state jail felony Delivery of a Controlled Substance; and state jail felony Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Constable Rowdy Hayden said people began walking over to the deputies from their nearby homes and telling them how bad the traffic had been since the drug operation was in place and how some of them had been victims of theft since the house began attracting customers. One female neighbor told them she was burglarized two days earlier and lost an iPad, a flat screen television and other valuables. A male neighbor said someone had stolen his 4-wheeler Tuesday night.
Through their investigation of the subject of the original Cumberland warrant, investigators obtained the identity of a possible suspect in the theft of the 4-wheeler. Further investigation revealed the suspect recently acquired a 4-wheeler like the one that was stolen. An undercover deputy made arrangements to go and see the ATV under the guise of purchasing it.
The TAC Team suspected there would be more than one thief and a stolen 4-wheeler at 23640 1st Street in New Caney, so officers were scattered around the location in hiding when the undercover deputy met with the suspect and positively identified the 4-wheeler as the one stolen from the home in Cumberland. The officer gave the signal and the TAC team swarmed the home and took control of the situation before any of the criminals on hand knew what was happening. A total of nine suspects were at the residence, and eight got a free ride to jail, courtesy of the Men In Black TAC Team.
Three were charged with theft in connection with the 4-wheeler; three were charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance; one was charged with Public Intoxication and one had an outstanding warrant.
Carlos David Rodriguez, 21, is charged with state jail felony Theft (more than $1,500 but less than $20,000)
Kristopher Bartlett, 24, of Andover, Kansas is charged with state jail felony Theft (more than $1,500 but less than $20,000); and a misdemeanor warrant for Hit and Run.
Barry Wayne May, 41, of New Caney is charged with state jail felony Theft (more than $1,500 but less than $20,000)
Ashley Nicole Sharp, 21, of New Caney is charged with state jail felony Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Elias Armando Sanchez, Jr., 18, of Porter is charged with Public Intoxication.
Patricia Ann Sharp, 37, of New Caney is charged with an outstanding Montgomery County warrant.
Christina Lyn Abernathy, 34, of New Caney is charged with state jail felony Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Paul Devon Sharp, 19, homeless, is charged with misdemeanor Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Patrol deputies took custody of the eight suspects and the TAC team followed their next unexpected lead, which led to a residence at 19279 Amy Lane in the Timberland Subdivision in Porter. At that location, they arrested one suspected for Possession of Marijuana and another for possession of a stolen 9mm handgun.
Shane Lawrence Parrish, 20, of Porter is charged with Theft of Firearm, a state jail felony.
Michael Keith Sarver, 20, of Porter is charged with misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana.
On Thursday, additional information sent the TAC Team to a location on Smith Road, off of FM 1314 in Porter where they expected to recover more stolen property. Constable Hayden said when deputies approached the residence, they could see the occupants through the windows and they were attempting to destroy evidence. The team made entry and detained six suspects and then obtained an additional search warrant because of the methamphetamine they saw through the window. Four of the original six suspects were arrested in the end. A fifth acquaintance was arrested when he arrived at the residence while the Tac Team was on location and was found to have an outstanding warrant.
Samuel Carollo: Tamper with Physical Evidence; Possession of a Controlled Substance; and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by Felon
Edward Flores, 30, of Humble is charged with first-degree felony Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance.
Zachariah Xavier Frank, 23, of Porter is charged with misdemeanor Theft (more than $50 but less than $500); and misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana
Holly Nicole Tate, 27, of New Caney is charged with misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana
Shannon Lee Allen, 32, of Conroe is charged with Motion to Revoke Probation (warrant)
Constable Hayden said he was pleased with the progress on Wednesday and Thursday, especially in Cumberland.
“It was very gratifying to have a resident tell us about his 4-wheeler being stolen two days ago and then be able to return it to him within 24 hours,” Constable Hayden said.
As of 10 p.m. Thursday night, the Tac Team was still making arrests. For updates, check out our website at www.mccops.com.