Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

December 10, 2013

Investigation nets 2 Gallatin arrests on drug charges

Progress staff reports
Jacksonville Daily Progress

CHEROKEE COUNTY — About 8 p.m, Thursday, Dec. 5,  officials of the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, with assistance from a Jacksonville Police Department investigator and an officer from Rusk Police Department, executed a Narcotic Search Warrant at a residence on CR-1310 in Gallatin.

Investigators previously gathered information into the suspected sale of narcotics from the residence.  An affidavit of probable cause was prepared and presented to Judge Forest Phifer, who issued the narcotics search warrant.

Located and collected at the residence was a significant amount of methamphetamine, more than $1,000 in cash, a stolen firearm and assorted drug paraphernalia.

Arrested at the scene were Steven Ray Davis and Samantha Douglas, who were transported to the Cherokee County Jail and charged with manufacture / delivery of controlled substance and theft of a firearm.

Other charges may be forthcoming pending the outcome of the investigation.  Both subjects were still in Cherokee County Jail as of 11 a.m. Monday morning.