FREESTONE COUNTY, Texas – An arrest has been made after a narcotics search warrant was executed east of Fairfield.

On the evening of February 1, a combined effort of multiple law enforcement agencies led to the discovery of a large amount of marijuana meant for illegal distribution, THC Wax, and an illegal firearm, a sawed off shotgun.

Sheriff Jeremy Shipley said suspect in this case, identified as Peyton Alexander Paterson, was not at home at the time the search warrant was executed, but turned himself in Sunday on the following warrants:

  • Possession of Marijuana > 4oz <=5lbs)
  • Possession Controlled Substance PG 2 >=1 gram < 4 gram3)
  • Possession of Prohibited Weapon

Sheriff Shipley said the investigation began and the search warrant obtained after a tip was received regarding his activities

Source: Freestone County Sheriff’s Office