Nacogdoches County, TX — The Nacogdoches County Sheriff Office has arrested three people in connection with two different drug investigations.
Sheriff Jason Bridges stated that Deputies went to a residence located on Muller Street in Nacogdoches, Texas for further investigation of narcotics activity. The Sheriff Office had received information of suspicious activity in the area. Bridges stated that deputies had also made a seizure of narcotics earlier in the month that helped officers gain further information about drug activity in the area.
Sheriff Bridges stated that surveillance was conducted on the house to identify drug activity. During the surveillance, deputies observed what they believed to be drug transactions occurring in front of the residence.
Upon contact with the homeowner, Deputies observed the suspect’s inside the residence were smoking marijuana.
Deputies obtained consent to search the residence and found 9 grams of crystal methamphetamine, several grams of marijuana, numerous packaging material, digital scales and marijuana smoking pipes scattered throughout the residence.
Raul Alvarez 25 years of age and Samuel Hale 25 years of age both from Nacogdoches, Texas were both arrested for Possession of Controlled Substance a 2nd felony. Both subjects were transported to the Nacogdoches County Jail.
The Nacogdoches County Sheriff Office also arrested another subject for dangerous drugs after a traffic stop on FM 343. SGT. Davidson with the Nacogdoches County Sheriff Office stopped a Hyundai passenger car for a traffic violation Wednesday morning. After speaking with the driver, Sgt. Davidson became suspicious of criminal activity due to the driver’s demeanor and nervousness. Sgt. Davidson obtained consent to search the motor vehicle and found a large amount of narcotics pills inside the vehicle.
David Almaraz was arrested at the scene for possession of a dangerous drug and transported to the Nacogdoches County Jail. Sheriff Bridges stated that Almaraz is also a person of interest in a theft case on prescription medication that had been reported stolen.
The sheriff office is in the process of identifying these pills with the ones that were stolen, more charges may be filed at a later date.