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Police arrest five following McLennan County pot investigation

Five individuals were arrested on Wednesday, April 30, following a drug investigation involving both Robinson and McGregor police.

According to KWTX, law enforcement seized “29 pounds of marijuana, $28,000 in cash, hashish, scales, records, and packaging materials,” and additional arrests are possible.

The arrests began on Monday, April 28, when officers pulled over Eric Coleman, of McGregor, following a traffic stop.

Coleman was arrested on outstanding warrants, and a passenger in his car was also arrested after an “unspecified quantity of marijuana was found in the vehicle,” law enforcement said in a press release.

Following Monday’s arrests, police later searched Coleman’s home and “recovered a small amount of hashish, records, scales, and other items.”

As of Wednesday, April 30, Coleman remained jailed in McLennan County on bonds totaling over $170,000; he has been charged with “possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance, and tampering with evidence.”

On Tuesday morning, April 29, police served a search warrant on Hillside Drive in Robinson, leading to the arrest of 58-year-old Dennis Alan Thomas and the seizure of “29 pounds of packaged marijuana, 223 grams of hashish, about $28,000 in cash, and one handgun.”

According to media reports, Thomas was taken to the McLennan County jail but was not listed in online arrest records as of Wednesday, April 30.

Following the search of an unoccupied home on Speight Avenue in Waco led to the seizure of financial records, police made two additional arrests on Tuesday, April 29, after serving a search warrant on Clark Avenue in Waco.

John Childs, 41, and Brenton Stech, 35, were arrested at the scene.

According to online records, Childs was not listed as an inmate, and Stech remained jailed on a $5,000 bond and has been charged with “possession of methamphetamine over one ounce.”

Law enforcement served a final warrant at a home on McFerrin Avenue in Waco, leading to the seizure of “a small amount of marijuana, scales, records, packaging material, and other items.”

According to police, “several vehicles were also seized.”

By: Denton Ramsey

Denton Ramsey, a cannabis columnist and activist for many years, hosts a podcast called CannaTruths (available for free on iTunes) and may be reached via email at CannaTruths@gmail.com

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