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Three arrested in execution of narcotics search warrant

CHEROKEE CO., April 29, 2013--On Friday April 26, Investigators with the Cherokee County Sheriff's Department executed a narcotics search warrant at the residence of Johnny Ray Birdwell, located just outside the Reklaw Community in Eastern Cherokee County.

Detectives Fred Butler and Michael Goff obtained a search warrant for the residence after conducting a lengthy narcotics investigation into the sale of narcotics by Birdwell.

The search warrant was executed at approximately 3:00 p.m., on Friday afternoon.  A total of $1,333.00 was seized, as was approximately 5oz of crystal methamphetamine, packaging materials and other drug paraphernalia.  Three individuals arrested at the scene were Johnny Ray Birdwell, Brandon Wade Coats, and Donald Ray Guinn Jr.

All three suspects were charged with Manufacture / Delivery of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1 - greater than 4 grams, but less than 200 grams, which is a First Degree Felony.  Birdwell is currently on parole for a previous felony conviction, and a will most likely be served with a parole violation in the coming days.

Guinn was also charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1 - Less than 1 gram, which is a First Degree Felony.

Detectives located stolen property at the residence, which resulted in a second search warrant being obtained and executed later on the same day.

More charges are possible and will be filed as the investigations are completed.

Crime Suspect - Johhny Ray Birdwell

BIRDWELL,JOHNNY RAY

63 YOA - JACKSONVILLE, TEXAS (REKLAW)

CHARGE:  MANUFACTURE / DELIVERY OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE IN PENALTY GROUP 1, GREATER THAN 4 GR BUT LESS THAN 200 GR (1ST DEGREE FELONY)

$50,000 BOND SET BY JUSTICE OF THE PEACE PCT 4 VERA FOREMAN

 

Crime Suspect - Brandon Wade Coats

COATS, BRANDON WADE

44 YOA - RUSK, TEXAS

CHARGE:  MANUFACTURE / DELIVERY OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE IN PENALTY GROUP 1, GREATER THAN 4 GR BUT LESS THAN 200 GR (1ST DEGREE FELONY)

$50,000 BOND SET BY JUSTICE OF THE PEACE PCT 4 VERA FOREMAN

 

Crime Suspect - Donald Ray Guinn Jr.

GUINN, DONALD RAY JR.

41 YOA - JACKSONVILLE, TEXAS

CHARGE:  MANUFACTURE / DELIVERY OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE IN PENALTY GROUP 1, GREATER THAN 4 GR BUT LESS THAN 200 GR (1ST DEGREE FELONY)

$50,000 BOND SET BY JUSTICE OF THE PEACE PCT 4 VERA FOREMAN

CHARGE: POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE IN PENALTY GROUP 1, LESS THAN 1 GR (1ST DEGREE FELONY)

$25,000 BOND SET BY JUSTICE OF THE PEACE PCT 4 VERA FOREMAN

 

 

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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