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Drug, weapon charges send two to jail
LIVINGSTON – Two residents of the Yaupon Cove subdivision near Onalaska were taken into custody last week on felony drug charges as part of an ongoing investigation by the Polk County Sheriff's Officer Narcotics Division. Bryan Cooke (also known as Wrench), 28, remained in the Polk County Jail early this week under bonds totaling $120,000 after being charged with manufacture/ delivery of a controlled substance and being a felon in possession of a firearm. He also was being held on a Liberty County warrant charging him with not being secured by a seatbelt while traveling in a motor vehicle. Sherry Collier, 34, also was charged with felony manufacture/ delivery of a controlled substance, but was free on bond this week. They both were arrested Wednesday, Feb. 5, when deputies with the sheriff's narcotics and criminal investigation division went to question Cooke at the Yaupon Cove address after receiving information that methamphetamine were being sold at the residence. Upon arrival, detectives spotted a stolen game camera that was missing from the Polk County Sheriff's Office inventory on the exterior of the residence. When the detectives contacted the residents, Cooke and Collier, they were told there was going to be methamphetamine inside the residence. A search warrant was obtained, and a search of the residence and out building was conducted. During the search, a large amount of methamphetamine and evidence of the sale of methamphetamine was located. Several stolen items also were recovered from the property, along with a handgun. Because Cooke is a convicted felon, he cannot legally be in possession of a firearm and he was charged with possession of a firearm by a felon. The arrested were part of an ongoing investigation for the Polk County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Division that has led to four arrests in the Onalaska area, with more arrests to follow.