Marijuana valued at $25,000 seized in Sherman bust

By: Stephanie Breltic Email
By: Stephanie Breltic Email

SHERMAN, Tex. -- Grayson County authorities seized thousands of dollars worth of drugs in a bust late last week.

Investigators say a tip and surveillance led them to 27-year-old Robert E. Godwin. Godwin stands now accused of selling marijuana out of his home on Calais Street in Sherman. Investigators say Godwin appeared to be weighing and packaging the drug for distribution when they arrived.

Around twenty-five pounds of marijuana and $12,000 were seized in Friday’s bust. Deputies say the money was in a gun safe at the home.

They also say Godwin was carrying an additional $2,000 on him. Sheriff Keith Gary says Godwin and his two daughters live with his parents. Both children are now in the care of child protective services.

"The thing I guess that bothers me the most is that we have two small children involved with drug activities going on. And also, it's hard to understand how parents, or grandparents in this case, could allow such a thing to go on,” Grayson County Sheriff Keith Gary said

The street value of the marijuana was estimated to be around $25,000. Godwin was released on bond. If convicted, he faces up to fifteen years in prison.


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  • by Robert Location: Sherman on Jan 31, 2008 at 04:10 PM
    First I would like to appologize to my kids and family, and also the people who stay on Calais st. Most people who stay on this street have known me since me and my family first moved here in 1992. I have no excuse for what i was doing, but I just hope most people understand I wanted to do for my children. I will take full credit for what happened, and to my children "Jalen" and "Taneia", Im sorry, and one day I will make this better.
  • by josh Location: sherman on Dec 14, 2007 at 05:03 AM
    I agree JUST SAY NO sean go away
  • by Sean Location: Amsterdam on Dec 12, 2007 at 11:22 PM
    LEGALIZE CANNABIS!!!!!
  • by annoyed, again Location: Denison on Dec 12, 2007 at 07:13 PM
    But, as I found out via this site's competitor, the pot was being sold near a school. I hope he gets the max sentence, and Sean, Kxii's resident pothead, goes away.
  • by john Location: denison on Dec 12, 2007 at 06:55 PM
    JUST SAY NO TO DRUGS you guy are dumb sean you are all burnd out if we made drugs legal we mught as well make it legal to kill people and outher stuff and that my pot head friend is dumb so go smoke your shirt
  • by Sean Location: Amsterdam,The Netherlands on Dec 12, 2007 at 11:09 AM
    see there are people out there that can think!!!step up to the plate and take one for legalizing and decriminalizing cannabis!!!!come on on know i got some fellow tokers that want to say something!!!
  • by annoyed Location: Denison on Dec 12, 2007 at 09:54 AM
    A local store owner attempted to run down kids in his van, yet the police do nothing...but if you smoke pot, you go to jail? Justice, I think not!
  • by Sean on Dec 11, 2007 at 11:00 PM
    and by the way keep doing exactly what you are doing,it is working~~~~~YEAH RIGHT!!get a life!!!
  • by Sean Location: Amsterdam,The Netherlands on Dec 11, 2007 at 10:48 PM
    My god!!!do you like the idea of not getting social security amd no health care??what about all the elderly that go without all the basic needs of a human,such as health care.and since the lastest polls suggest that health care is the biggest concern you should pay attention.where will the money come from for this,social securuty?????sh** that has been gone for years.be progressive and make the states a better place for people.i love the states and i always will.but the fact remains you guys there have big problems with funding programs.i just find it hard to believe that you have nothing btter to do than intrude on peoples personal choices.what you do with your life is your decison.why is it such a problem if somenody wants to smoke cannabis.who does that hurt really?the feds or local police have no right to intrude on a persons personal choice and that is an invasion of a basic human right.and i will not put the bong down because i make a choice not to.now take ya pipe and smoke that! edited by Staff
  • by Anonymous on Dec 11, 2007 at 08:54 PM
    Sean- sorry, but until federal laws are changed, possession of marijuana is illegal. As for "eeveryone in Holland having healthcare and most of us not having it", who do you listen to- Michael Moore? That fat pig would just as soon we were all taxed out the wazoo to pay for so-called "free health care". Free, heh heh heh......no such critter. Please feel free to live where you're at, and I hope you're happy. I have no desire to pay tons more taxes for socialized medicine. Now set the bong down for a while.......
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