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Stashing narcotics Gives Suspect Bigger Problems Than Jail

On Saturday night, Montgomery County Precinct 4 deputy constables were conducting a narcotics investigation in a business on Fostoria Road near Morgan Cemetery.  They had information that several suspected drug dealers with a large amount of contraband were on location playing video games.

As Pct. 4 Deputy Bergland approached one of the males, Michael Hicks, who was known to him from prior arrests, Hicks bolted toward  a storage room area with his hands in his sweatshirt pocket. Bergland attempted to cuff Hicks, but the suspect tucked his hands under him on the floor, attempting to get his hands to his mouth. With the assistance of Pct. 4 Cpl. Looza, Bergland was able to detain Hicks and subsequently found a bag of marijuana in his sweatshirt pocket.

As this was happening, another female identified as 35-year-old Leannise Jones, began screaming at officers as she ran across to the opposite corner of the store before deputies were able to detain her. After speaking to yet another person at the store, deputies learned Jones arrived in a pickup truck parked out front. The driver of the truck gave deputies consent to search it. They found a purse which was identified as belonging to Jones. Inside it was a glass pipe that tested positive for methamphetamine. They also found a small amount of marijuana. Jones was also taken into custody.

During the booking process at the Pct. 4 Constable’s Office in the East County Annex, Jones began trembling. Montgomery County Hospital District medics responded, and after checking her, transported her to Kingwood Hospital. As of this writing, Jones is in critical condition in the intensive care unit at Kingwood Hospital. According to the Pct. 4 Constable’s Office, Jones ingested a large amount of methamphetamine.

Hicks was placed in the Montgomery County Jail for Possession of Marijuana and Resisting Arrest.