UPDATE: Guns, drugs and cash found in Lindale bust

Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 2:13pm

LINDALE — Lindale police say, Troy Shelton, the owner of Lindale Tire, is currently in a local hospital.

According to Lindale officials, Shelton was weighing drugs when they arrived with a warrant for his arrest. Shelton fell and had to be taken to a hospital.

Law enforcement found more than 31 pounds of marijuana along with meth at his house. Shelton was allegedly growing 'low-grade' marijuana in his backyard and importing 'high-grade' marijuana from California.

Lindale police also found more than 100 weapons, including crossbows, brass knuckles, shotguns and handguns. Cash amounting to $6,000 was also confiscated.

Shelton has since called Lindale police and apologized and informed him that he is going into heart surgery.

Authorities will arrest Shelton as soon as he is out of the hospital.



A Lindale business owner was arrested Wednesday evening, when he was found to be in possession of 31 pounds of marijuana and hundreds of stolen guns.

Lindale officials tell KFXK the owner of Lindale Tire shop on Hwy. 69 was taken into custody.

There will be more information released later Thursday morning.

KFXK will be sure to update this story when it comes in.


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