On Tuesday, The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit made arrests on three suspected drug traffickers in Montgomery and Harris County.

At approximately 2 pm Leslie Eugene Coats, age 29, of Cleveland, Texas was arrested after selling methamphetamine to The SIU. This occurred near Duck Creek Road and 105 East, Cleveland Texas. During the arrest a loaded semi auto pistol and approximately $4000 in US currency was seized from the suspect.
Additional charges are pending.
Manufacture and Delivery of Controlled Substance $50,000 bond
Money Laundering $10,000 bond

At approximately 4 pm John Jeffery Vandeman, age 32, of Palestine, Texas was arrested after selling the SIU 14. 1 grams of methamphetamine. The offense occurred near the intersection of I-45 and Sawdust road in a business parking lot. Vandeman, who was on parole also was also arrested for a TDCJ Blue warrant. Additional charges are pending.
Manufacture Delivery C/S Pg 14-200 grams F-1 $100,000 bond
Parole Violation F No Bond

At approximately 5:30 pm Kambiz Michael Duran was arrested after a search warrant was served on his residence located on Glenboro in Harris County Texas. Approximately 4 pounds of marijuana, $5200 in counterfeit US Currency , $8800 in US Currency, a money counter and two assault Rifles were seized during investigation.
Felon Possession Firearm F-3
Counterfeit Documents F-3
Possession marijuana SJF
These investigations are continuing. The SIU was assisted by the MCSO D-3
and D-2 Patrol Divisions, DEA HIDTA 31, and the Harris County SO Patrol.

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