SO makes 6 drug arrests
The Jack County Sheriff’s Office made six drug busts within three hours late Thursday and early Friday of last week.
The later bust netted 131 grams or more than a quarter-pound of methamphetamine.
Four arrests were made from a traffic stop at around 11:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14. Deputies Casey Scobee and Joe Siskar conducted the stop of a blue Ford F-150 with an expired registration in the 700 block of West Belknap.
In the probable cause affidavit Scobee reported he smelled an odor of marijuana. Of the four people in the car all received misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana, pills and/or possession of drug paraphernalia including needles and syringes.
One passenger, Jerry Don Jay, of Iowa Park, was charged with possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Deputy Adam Rydlinski found a hypodermic needle during a pat down of Jay then a shot glass in his jacket pocket with two small pieces of something white that tested positive for methamphetamine.
Just hours later, around 2:15 a.m., deputies Rydlinski and Sgt. Doug Angell conducted a drug purchase through a confidential informant. The informant purchased 15 grams of meth from Carrie Beene, 28, of Brownwood, and Jeffrey Schafer, 28, of Jacksboro, for $360 according to the probable cause affidavit filed by Rydlinski.
Once the money changed hands, Rydlinski and Angell arrested Beene and Schafer then found 87 grams of meth on the floorboard and the ground just below it. The deputies also found a container of meth on Schafer along with multiple syringes, in the vehicle there was a glass pipe with residue, baggies, a box and a bag of needles and a mirror and digital scale with residue. In Beene’s purse deputies found a pipe containing suspected marijuana and a vial of white powder.
The total weight of all field tested methamphetamine was approximately 131 grams.
Both were charged with manufacture/delivery of methamphetamine more than 4 grams less than 200 grams. Beene was also charged with possession of marijuana.
As of Wednesday afternoon, Beene, Schafer, Burk and Garza were still in jail.
Sheriff Tom Spurlock said he is pleased with the progress Jack County Sheriff’s Office Special Enforcement Team and the deputies are making in removing drugs and drug offenders from the streets of Jack County.
“I’m fulfilling the promises I made during my campaign to do our best to rid the county of drugs as best we can,” said Sheriff Tom Spurlock.