EAST MONTGOMERY COUNTY – The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in the Grangerland area. Unfortunately, it sometimes involves sales that are illegal in nature. Pct. 4 Deputy J. Chapa arrested two female drug dealers in separate incidents between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.
Connie Donna Gulley, 43, is charged with Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Hydrocodone) and 50-year-old Roberta Lynn Butler is charged with Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Hydrocodone) and Delivery of a Dangerous Drug (Soma).
Gulley was selling Hydrocodone from her home in the 18400 block of FM 2090 east of Tommy Smith Rd. Hydrocodone is a prescription narcotic that has become a favorite among drug abusers and a major part of the drug problem not only in East Montgomery County, but nationwide.
Butler set up shop in her travel trailer in the 16600 block of Prince Lane off of FM 1485 near Pickering Rd. and was arrested for selling Hydrocodone and Soma, which is a muscle relaxer frequently abused in conjunction with Hydrocodone.
The arrests came less than 24 hours after the arrest of 62-year-old Marvin Claude Coats for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver; delivery of a controlled substance; money laundering; 3 counts of possession of a controlled substance; 3 counts of possession of a dangerous drug; and possession of marijuana.
Coats too was selling drugs from his residence in the 21000 block of Velma Lane in Porter where Pct. 4 officers recovered Xanax, Trazodone, Naproxen, Hydrocodone, Skelaxin, Hydromorphone, and marijuana. Investigating officers also recovered 10 guns and a large amount of cash.
Constable Kenneth “Rowdy” Hayden said his agency continues to focus on the drug problem that plagues Precinct 4 and he has a simple message.
Constable Hayden said, “If you choose to break the laws of this state, don’t do it in East Montgomery County or we will find you and you will go to jail.”