Deputy Chapa had been on patrol just a short time Monday afternoon when a black Chevrolet HHR passed him on US 59 northbound at a high rate of speed then quickly changed lanes without signaling and ended up on the vehicle in front of it less than a car length away. When he caught up to it he was unable to determine what state the license plate was out of due to the frame it was mounted in obstructing it. When he attempted to pull it over it moved to the right lane but continued northbound crossing FM 1485 and exiting at Roman Forest. The driver then pulled over on the left shoulder of the feeder.
The driver of the vehicle identified as 44-year-old Patricia Hickman of 401 West Union in Leesville, Louisiana. In the right passenger seat was 64-year-old William David Campbell of 1101 Spruce in Leesville, Louisiana. The rear passenger was identified as Delphanie Eloise Whipple, age 49. She had identification showing she lived in Dallas, Longview and Chesnee, South Carolina.
As Deputy Chapa questioned each one, they each had a different story on where they had been and where they were going. Further he questioned them about narcotics in the vehicle which they denied using. When he asked permission to search the vehicle the driver gave consent.
At this point Deputy Chapa waited for backup. Sgt. Warwick, Constable Hayden, Deputy Boudreaux and Deputy Rivera arrived to secure the three as the vehicle was searched. On the front floor board was a purse to which Ms. Hickman admitted ownership and allowed it to be searched. In it Deputy Chapa found a bottle of 120 Hydrocodone with a name other than hers on it. She was immediately placed in custody and stated there were more in the car.
As Deputies continued the search they found twenty-three more bottles containing just over 1700 pills. All had been filled by six different pharmacies around the Houston area on Monday and all had one of six doctors names on them.
When questioned further the three admitted to being from Louisiana and came to Texas with the intention of going to a pain management doctor because it was cheaper to get multiple prescriptions in Houston than buying them on the street for $5 each.
Each bottle had a price paid for each bottle. Some as high as $160 each for the Hydrocodone.
All three were then transported to the Montgomery County Jail in Conroe.
Included in the pills were:
Patricia Ann Hickman is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance by Fraud. A third degree felony with a bond of $20,000. Engaging in Organized Crime, a Second Degree Felony with a bond of $40,000. Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver-Hydrocodone, a Third Degree Felony and a $40,000 bond. Possession of a Dangerous Drug, a Class A Misdemeanor and Possession of a Dangerous Drug-Soma, a Class B Misdemeanor.
William David Campbell is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance by Fraud. A Third Degree Felony with a $20,000 bond. Engaging in Organized Crime, a Second Degree Felony with a bond of $40,000
Delphine Eloise Whipple is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance by Fraud. A Third Degree Felony with a $20,000 bond. Engaging in Organized Crime, a Second Degree Felony with a $40,000 bond.
This location was just five miles south of Splendora where on September 19, 2010 Deputy Chapa and his K-9 partner Porter recovered two-pounds of Cocaine from Frank Henson Coleman, age 48 and of Leesville, Louisiana.who remains in the Montgomery County Jail on a $500,000 bond for Manufacture and Delivery and an Out Of State Fugitive From Justice charge.
With him was Frank Henson Moore, age 29, of Leesville, Louisiana. He remains in the Montgomery County Jail on a $500,000 bond for Manufacture and Delivery of a Controlled Substance. He also is being held without bond for Harris County for Manufacture and Delivery of a Controlled Substance over 200 grams.
FRANK HENSON COLEMAN FRANK HENSON MOORE
District Attorney Bret Ligon tonight said,” The District Attorney’s Office is committed to aggressive prosecution of both the individuals that attempt to illegally obtain prescription medication and the doctors that unlawfully prescribe them.” He continued, “This type of behavior continues to allow prescription medication to fall into the hands of those that illegally sell and abuse these drugs..” Mr. Ligon also said, “we are aware that this problem is occurring in Montgomery County and will continue to work with Precinct 4 Constables Office to combat it.”
Constable Hayden who came out to the scene to witness what Deputy Chapa recovered said, “ My department is committed to cleaning up East Montgomery County of all the drugs, and crime and make this a safe community for our law abiding citizens and their children.”
Constable Hayden continued to say that with top notch deputies you get first class results and Deputy Chapa has proven that this evening.”
In addition to the prior arrest from Leesville and the ones today Crime Stoppers is still looking for Tammie Richelle Victorian, age 32 of Leesville, Louisiana.
VICTORIAN, Tammie Richelle
Black/Female DOB: 10/27/1978
Height: 5’05” Weight: 180 lbs.
Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
# 090605570 Motion to Adjudicate Manuf. Or Poss. w/intent to Del. CS
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