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Dad’s crack accessible to kids

EAST MONTGOMERY COUNTY – Tenacity paid off for the Montgomery County Pct. 4 Constable’s Office on Thursday night when a narcotics investigation led to the arrest of 23-year-old Samuel Burkes Williams, IV at his residence in the New Caney Oaks II Apartments in the 19600 block of FM 1485.

Williams was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and three counts of endangering a child / criminal negligence.

Pct. 4 Justice of the Peace James Metts interrupted his evening to meet Pct. 4 Deputy Josh Bergland at the EMC annex and sign a search warrant for Williams’ residence. Bergland and other Pct. 4 officers executed the warrant at Williams’ apartment where they found 10.8 grams of a rocklike substance that tested positive as crack cocaine, according to Pct. 4 Lt. Mark Seals.

The cocaine was not secured, and could have been accessed by the three children, Seals said.

Among the confiscated paraphernalia was what appeared to be a full plastic 2 liter Coca Cola bottle. It was actually a container with a large compartment in the middle, undetectable from the outside. The item was so realistic, it even had liquid in the top that looked like cola. Additionally, investigating officers removed a Sentry safe with a keypad lock, a plate with a powdery residue and a razor blade, $130 in cash, an unlabeled pill bottle containing several Hydrocodone tablets, a laptop computer, cigarette and cigar rolling papers and two chainsaws. Lt. Seals said investigators believe the chainsaws were taken as payment for narcotics.

Williams, who was shirtless when arrested, was covered with disturbing and perhaps telling tattoos, including one across his chest that read “Big Dog Status,” with two large tattoos of Pit Bulls in spiked collars beneath, arched words on his left shoulder that read “Only God can Judge Me,” above a flaming smiling skull with a cross at the base and the words, “Game Over,” just beneath that.

On Williams’ back, from shoulder to shoulder are the words “Cash $ Money.” Among his numerous other tattoos is a hand holding a bag with the $ sign on it.

Williams has prior convictions for interference with an emergency call and manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance.

Constable Rowdy Hayden said he was again outraged to find a parent endangering their children’s lives with illegal drugs, comparing to the situation the Aug. 17 arrest of Porter resident Michael Allen Taylor, who is accused of concealing methamphetamine and cocaine in the pockets of his 8-year-old son during a traffic stop.

As of Saturday morning, Williams and Taylor remain in the Montgomery County Jail.

Seals said the investigation is ongoing.

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