Officers capture drugs, guns

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 16, 2005

A Selma couple was arrested on several drug charges during a sting operation on Thursday led by the Fourth Judicial District Drug Task Force.

Clarence and Carolyn Coleman, of the 800 block of Keesler Drive, were both charged with one count of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance, one count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, and one count of possession of marijuana.

The suspects were arrested at their vehicle Thursday afternoon after they allegedly sold drugs to undercover law enforcement officers, according to Pat Reynolds of the Drug Task Force.

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Reynolds said the arrest came after a two-month investigation that began with tips to the Crime Stoppers hotline.

“People were reporting drug activity on Keesler Drive and the information was given to the Drug Task Force,” Reynolds said. “We began investigating with the assistance from local law enforcement agencies.”

Reynolds said a search of the vehicle during the arrest uncovered a sizeable amount of crack cocaine, marijuana, cash and three handguns.

“This case is still under investigation,” Reynolds said.

Reynolds said officers assisting the Drug Task Force in the undercover investigation included Lt. Chuck Webber, Curtis Muhammad, and Ray Moore from the Selma Police Department Narcotics Department, along with Sgt. Randy Tucker from the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office.

“Due to the cooperation of multiple agencies, I feel like this would help eliminate the drug problem on Keesler Drive,” Reynolds said. “If anyone has information about this case or drugs in their community, they should contact Crime Stoppers or the District Attorney’s Office.”

The Coleman’s were taken to the Dallas County Jail on a $15,000 bond.