Sheriff’s raid nets three dealers; chase ends with felon arrest

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Henderson County Sheriff Botie Hillhouse’s Narcotics Investigators raided a Mabank home after midnight Monday and arrested three methamphetamine dealers.

Earlier in the day, they chased a wanted, armed felon across four East Texas Counties at high rates of speed, eventually capturing him after a foot pursuit.

“Our team here busted up a drug ring, and – working with other law enforcement officers – also got a wanted felon off the streets,” Hillhouse said.

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Tool man arrested on drug charges

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A Friday pre-dawn raid in Tool by a team of Henderson County Sheriff Botie Hillhouse’s men ended with a man behind bars, charged with a Third Degree Felony for possession of methamphetamines.

Clint Gordon Hamilton, 37 of Tool was arrested at a residence in the 600 block of East Will White Road in that town around 4 a.m.

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Midnight raid nets drugs, arrests

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A midnight raid by Henderson County Sheriff Botie Hillhouse’s Narcotics Investigators ended with a 60-year-old drug dealer locked up and a large amount of methamphetamines, as well as cash, seized early Friday morning.

Hillhouse said another 19-year-old man was also arrested at the travel-trailer home on Old Goshen Road just outside of Eustace, north of the County seat of Athens.

Martin Elvis Riddle, 60, of Eustace was in possession of a substantial amount of the illegal drug, the paraphernalia used in its manufacture and delivery and over $1,000 in cash.

Dylan Wayne Morrison, 19, of Gun Barrel City was also at the residence and was charged with possession of a smaller amount of meth.

“This dealer was plying his trade deep in the country but that did not protect him from our team of Investigators committed to busting up the drug business here,” Hillhouse said.

Investigators Wayne Nut and Kenneth Slaton executed the search warrant signed by Gun Barrel City Municipal Judge Grace Wallace prior to the raid.

They found a large group of the people at the trailer as they arrested the pair.

Henderson County Investigator Damon Boswell, currently assigned as a Task Force Officer for the Drug Enforcement Agency, assisted in the raid.

He was joined by Investigators Tell Walker and Dustin Smith and Deputies Matt Jistel, David Robertson and Josh Shoemake.

Both men were taken to the Henderson County Jail.


Jamey Foster retires

The Henderson County Sheriff’s Office would like to take this opportunity to wish Jamey Foster the best in her new adventure. She is retiring from the Sheriff’s Office after 27 years of service to Henderson County. She has been a tremendous asset to Henderson County and will be missed. She is starting a new adventure with the TVCC Police Department. Jamey has instructed many academy cadets with the East Texas Police Academy and helped them get the training they needed to complete the academy and become certified Peace Officers. Jamey we wish you well and will always be here for you. (Courtesy photo)

Sheriff’s Office makes multiple arrests for meth

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ATHENS — An Athens man and woman were caught in an early-morning drug raid, and another duo was arrested yesterday afternoon in Mabank – all for possession of methamphetamines – by Henderson County Botie Hillhouse’s Narcotics Investigators.

Gregory Wayne Cantrell, 41, and Ashley Dawn Mauldin, 33, both of Athens were captured at a residence in the 200 block of North Lane Avenue at about 3:40 a.m.

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