Tips from citizens lead to a search warrant being served and drugs, money and weapons being seized in Marlin.
The Falls County Sheriff’s Office investigation into activities in the 300 block of Durr Street had been going on for awhile after getting calls about possible drug trafficking going on there and a lot of traffic in and out of a home.
After getting enough information to seek the warrant, the raid was made at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday.
As the warrant was being served, Sheriff Ricky Scaman and deputies found several children, two 17-year-old males, an adult female and two adult males in the home.
The residence and vehicles present were all searched.
Deputies recovered a .45 caliber handgun and a .22 caliber rifle that had been sawn off.
They also found a surveillance system, several sets of digital scales, two BB guns, night vision equipment, several marijuana grinders, several glass marijuana pipes, several methamphetamine pipes, several small bags of marijuana that appeared to be packaged for resale, a package containing about 9 grams of methamphetamine, a bottle containing a substance believed to be liquid amphetamine that weighted over 390 grams, and just over $1,000 in cash.
Arrested were 42-year-old Brian ” Breed” McGraw and 40-year-old Chiminh Johnson.
A statement issued by Sheriff Scaman said that Johnson charged at a deputy and sustained a minor injury.
He was checked out at Falls Community Hospital before being taken to jail along with McGraw and a third person, a 17-year-old man who was charged only with possession of marijuana under two ounces.
McGraw and Johnson were charged with possession of a controlled substance penalty group 1 over 400 grams,possession of marijuana, resisting arrest or transport and possession of drug paraphernalia.
In addition, McGraw was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and violation of probation.
Neither the sheriff or any of the deputies were injured.