Federal drug charge dropped for Jacksboro man
Federal drug charges against a Jacksboro man arrested in May have been dropped.
According to documents from the US District Court in Fort Worth, the prosecution entered a motion to dismiss the charge against Michael David Reeves, 46, last Monday.
The criminal complaint names Michael David Reeves, his son, Michael Eric Reeves and David Andrew Catlett of Azle with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
DEA Task Force Officer swore in a criminal complaint filed March 23 that over the last year, investigators with the Fort Worth DEA and Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations had been investigating trafficking of methamphetamine in Jack and Young counties. Both Reeves were identified as traffickers.
On February 12, an undercover DPS investigator called Eric Reeves who said he could supply the investigator with two ounces of meth.
The complaint states that Eric Reeves said the transaction needed to be at the Reeves’s residence in Jacksboro.
The same day, DPS investigators established surveillance at the Reeves’s residence.
At around 1 p.m., the undercover agent arrived and met with David and Eric Reeves who told him their meth source was en route from Azle.
At approximately 1:20 p.m. Eric Reeves walked away from the house, down the street and met with David Catlett.
Eric and Catlett drove to the house and entered. Eric came back out and gave the undercover agent a package containing about 58 grams of meth.
“The undercover agent handed $1,200 in cash to Michael David Reeves, who then handed the money to Michael Eric Reeves and tells Michael Eric Reeves to count it.”
Both Eric Reeves and Catlett have pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute.
Sentencing for both is set for October 25. The penalties can include up to 20 years in prison.
Kathy Colvin, public information officer for Assistant US District Attorney Chris Wolfe, the prosecutor for the case, declined comment as to why the charge against David Reeves was dropped.
“Additional information is not in the public record,” Colvin stated via email. “Since the case remains open against Michael Eric Reeves and David Andrew Catlett, it would be inappropriate for our office to comment at this time.”