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Three drug buys send six to jail
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TRINITY – A trio of undercover drug purchases last week, including one in front of the Precinct 1 Constable’s Office, landed six men and women in jail. Those arrested included: • Jessica Gregory, 24, of Trinity and Melody Harrell, 35, of Lufkin, both arrested Tuesday, Nov. 15, and charged with felony delivery of a controlled substance (Xanax) in a drug free zone. Both were being held under $10,000 bonds. • Shyan Spikes, 22, and Shayla Rightmire, 30, both arrested Wednesday, Nov. 16, on felony charges of delivery of a controlled substance (methamphetamines) and possession of a controlled substance. • Tracie Kelley, 26, of Goodrich and James McGowan, 41, of Pasadena, both arrested Friday, Nov. 18, on felony charges of delivery of a controlled substance (hydrocodone). All six of the arrest came during undercover drug purchases organized by Pct. 1 Constable Woody Wallace. Assisting on all three arrests was Trinity Police Chief Steven Jones and deputies with the Precinct 3 Constable’s Department. According to Wallace, Gregory and Harrell were arrested in the parking lot of the Trinity Brookshire Brothers grocery store. Spikes and Rightmire were taken into custody during an undercover purchase of methamphetamines in the Pinecrest Estates subdivision, located south of Trinity at the end of FM 3453. Kelley and McGowan were arrested on FM 356 in front of Wallace’s office. Wallace said the suspects are facing a maximum of up to 10 years in prison and/or $10,000 fine. The constable said his office is not only trying to get illegal narcotics off the street, but to make valid arrests of the people involved. He noted that the arrest in the Pinecrest subdivision came after his office received an increasing amount of information about drug activity in that area. In a statement issued after the arrests, Wallace said his department is concerned with criminal activity throughout the community and will be striving to either make more arrests in the future or drive the drug dealers/users out of the area. Those with information about any crime are urged to contact their local law enforcement office and/or the Trinity County Crime Stoppers program at (936) 642-2334. The Crime Stoppers program pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that lead to the arrest of criminal suspects. Those who would like to report information directly to Precinct 1 Constable’s Office may call (936) 594-2122.


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