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Palestine man arrested after execution of narcotics search warrant on Jackson Street

PALESTINE September 30, 2013-- Officers from the Palestine Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) and officers from the Palestine Tactical Unit conducted a narcotics search warrant at a residence located in the 3000 block of North Jackson Street. The warrant was executed just after 9:00 a.m., on September 27, 2013.

Police arrested 33 year-old Jamie Cortez Clewis of Palestine, after locating crack cocaine, marijuana and numerous prescription pills inside of the location. The search was the result of a six week investigation. The investigation began when police were alerted to prescription medication being sold at the location.

Clewis was charged with Possession of Marijuana 2-4 ounces, which is a class A misdemeanor; Possession of Dangerous Drugs which is a class A misdemeanor; Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance in penalty group 1 – less than 1 gram, which is a state jail felony; Manufacture/Delivery of a controlled substance in penalty group 3 – 28 – 200 grams, which is a second degree felony.

A Class A misdemeanor carries a sentence of up to one year in county jail. A state jail felony carries a sentence of up to two years in a state jail facility.  A second degree felony carries a term of up to 10 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

The DEU is continuing to investigate other reported drug activity in and around the city of Palestine. The DEU asks if anyone has information concerning any possible drug sales or drug activity to call the Palestine Police Department at 903-729-2254 or Lt. James Muniz at 903-731-8477.

KYYK's Gary Richards spoke with Palestine Police Lt. James Muniz about this case, as well as the arrest of a Palestine man in connection with recent burglaries. Click below for more.


An arrest does not mean that the individual or individuals have been convicted of the alleged violation, unless otherwise noted. Individuals are innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.

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