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6 Arrested Following 2-Month Investigation Into Methamphetamine Sales

A two-month investigation by Sulphur Springs Special Crimes Unit into the alleged sale of methamphetamines by six different individuals concluded Tuesday with a warrant round up and six arrests, according to SCU investigators.

During their investigation, undercover drug buys resulted in seizure of 41.3 grams of methamphetamine obtained during 12 separate undercover buys, according to SCU Lt. Mark Estes.

“The majority of the methamphetamine delivery cases originated at the Ferrari Inn, located at 1495 East Industrial Drive in Sulphur Springs,” Estes stated.

The SCU investigators obtained felony arrest warrants and prepared the Sulphur Springs-Hopkins County SWAT Team, Hopkins County sheriff’s deputies and Sulphur Springs Police patrol officers to “assist in a felony drug raid.”

“On Oct. 22, 2019, in the early morning hours, the SWAT Team and assisting officers executed the raid and arrested five of the six defendants for manufacture or delivery of methamphetamine and a few new charges for possession in which narcotics were located during the raid,” Estes stated.

No jail photo available for Dante Lamar Crosby

Officers arrested Dante Lamar Crosby, 29, of Sulphur Springs Tuesday on two second-degree felony warrants for manufacture or delivery of 1 gram or more but less than four grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance in a drug-free zone and one warrant for second-degree felony warrant for manufacture or delivery of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance. SCU investigators allege 3.7 grams, 3.2 grams and 2 grams of methamphetamine were obtained during buys from Dante Crosby, resulting in the warrants. Crosby’s bond was set at $50,000 on each of those charges.

Dante Crosby also was charged Tuesday with possession of less than 1 gram of a controlled substance in a drug-free zone; SCU officers allege he had 0.2 gram of cocaine in his possession Tuesday, resulting in the third-degree felony charge. Bond was set at $15,000 on the third-degree felony possession charge.

He remained in jail Wednesday morning on all four charges, according to jail reports.

Kandaris Antoine Crosby

Kandaris Antoine Crosby, 32, of Sulphur Springs was arrested Tuesday morning on a first-degree felony warrant for manufacture or delivery of 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance in a drug free zone and a second-degree felony warrant for manufacture or delivery of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance. SCU officers allege 5.8 grams and 4.1 grams of methamphetamine were obtained from the man during undercover buys. His bond was set at $75,000 on the 4-200 grams charge and $50,000 on the other, according to jail reports.

Kandaris Crosby also was charged with possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance; he allegedly had 0.1 gram of meth in his possession when arrested, according to SCU reports. His bond on the state jail felony offense was set at $5,000. He remained in jail Wednesday morning, according to jail reports.

April Cerana Martin

April Cerana Martin, 42, of Sulphur Springs was also arrested Tuesday morning. She was not one of the six defendants officials were trying to locate and arrest on warrants. She was, however, at the same location as Kandaris Crosby when he was arrested. She allegedly allowed officers to search the room, where they found a small amount of suspected meth, according to SCU and arrest reports.

April Martin was charged with possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance. Her bond was set at $5,000 on the state jail felony charge. She remained in jail Wednesday morning, according to jail reports.

No jail photo available for Martin Russell McQueen

Martin Russell McQueen, 21, of Sulphur Springs was arrested Tuesday morning on one warrant for manufacture or delivery of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance. Officials alleged 4.1 grams of meth were obtained from McQueen during an undercover buy. McQueen remained in the county jail Wednesday morning in lieu of $50,000 on the second-degree felony charge, according to jail reports.

Casey Delayne Tucker

Casey Delayne Tucker, 36, of Sulphur Springs was arrested Tuesday morning on two manufacture or delivery of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance warrants; 2.8 grams and 3.4 grams of meth were allegedly obtained from her during the investigation, according to SCU reports. Tucker remained in Hopkins County jail Wednesday morning in lieu of $50,000 bond each on the two second-degree felony charges, according to jail reports.

Dustin Wayne Wren

Dustin Wayne Wren, 20, of Sulphur Springs was arrested Tuesday afternoon on a first-degree felony warrant for manufacture or delivery of 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance in a drug-free zone, a second-degree felony warrant for manufacture or delivery of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance in a drug-free zone and a third-degree felony warrant for manufacture or delivery of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance in a drug-free zone. Officials allege 8 grams, 4.1 grams and 1 gram of meth were obtained from him during the investigation.

Wren remained in Hopkins County jail Wednesday morning, Oct. 23, in lieu of $75,000 bond on the first-degree felony charge, $50,000 bond on the second-degree felony charge and $15,000 bond on the third-degree felony charge.

The sixth person officials were looking for remained at large Wednesday morning, according to Estes.

Author: Faith Huffman

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