Smith County seizes guns, drugs and money in morning raid

Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 4:27pm

Arp — Smith County officials found a cache of weapons and meth in a raid early Tuesday morning in Arp.

Deputies seized 47 weapons, 28 grams of meth, 5 televisions and $5,000 from a residence in the 10,000 block of County Road 3197.

Authorities arrested 61-year old John Wendall Bayless and 54-year old Tina Ray Bayless.

Sheriff J.B. Smith says the department believes that the weapons and money were traded for drugs.

The investigation took about 8 months to complete.

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