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Drug suspects jailed after TCSO probes
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GROVETON – A 39-year-old Trinity man was arrested on possession of a controlled substance charge last week and officers in Nacogdoches have nabbed one suspect on the local “Most Wanted” list. According to Trinity County Sheriff Ralph Montemayor, Robert John “B.J.” Bordelon was arrested Monday, Sept. 17, on drug charges. Also on Sept. 17, Nacogdoches police assisted Trinity County officers in the arrest of Ronnie Purvis, who was wanted on a drug possession charge and on Class C misdemeanor warrants. According to Montemayor, the arrest of Bordelon came after his office received an anonymous tip that drugs were being sold out of a residence on Enchantment Drive in the Lakewood at Livingston subdivision off FM 356 east of Trinity. Narcotics Investigator Paul Shipper, who received the initial tip, went to the subdivision to investigate along with Montemayor. While on the way to the Enchantment Drive residence, they spotted Bordelon walking along Lakewood Drive and stopped to question him. Montemayor said during the questioning, Bordelon voluntarily emptied his pockets and was patted down by Shipper. A gram of a substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine was found. Shipper and Montemayor then continued to Bordelon’s Enchantment Drive residence and were given permission to search the house. The officers found more methamphetamine and prescription pills inside the house. Deputies also arrested Estel David Shelby, 40, of Trinity for outstanding warrants at the residence. The apprehension of Purvis came after Skipper received a tip concerning where the suspect might be hiding in Nacogdoches. A team that included six Nacogdoches Police Department officers converged on the home and where able to arrest Purvis without incident. He was placed under arrest and transported to the Nacogdoches Sheriff’s Department.


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