Meth lab busted in Denison

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

DENISON, Tex. -- Two people are in custody after a meth lab bust in Denison, and their child is now in the hands of Child Protective Services.

Authorities say 26-year-old Matthew Wright and his 22-year-old wife, Candace Wright, were arrested just after midnight Tuesday charged with manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance.

Grayson County Sheriff’s Deputies raided their home in the 900 block of Chase Street early Wednesday morning. That residence is within 1,000 feet of a school.

In the back yard, deputies found an active meth lab complete with chemicals and glassware used to make the drug. The couple’s three-year-old child was also at the home at the time.

"The baby went to a family member’s house. CPS will be doing a further investigation. Another child was actually taken into CPS custody not long ago that was not here at the time," Sgt. Ricky Wheeler of the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office said.

Because the meth lab was near a school, if the couple is charged they could face a prolonged sentence.


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  • by right Location: here on Apr 8, 2008 at 02:49 PM
    its an addiction some people just cant help it
  • by notha Location: denison on Apr 8, 2008 at 04:59 AM
    yes you can do anything if you set your mind to it..but why would you want to use a drug that has all those chemicals???i was told everything used to make the drug has the skull and crossbone symbol on it..thats the dumbest drug ever!!! OH YEAH AND WHOEVER IS RUNNING THEIR MOUTH BOUT THE NEIGHBORS ARE THEIR BUYERS AND BLAH BLAH BLAH...WHY DON'T YOU COME ON DOWN TO THE 900 BLOCK OF CHASE AND LETS JUST SEE BOUT THAT...PRETTY MOUTHY ON THE WEB, I'M NOT HARD TO FIND..SO ANYTIME BRING YOUR LOUD MOUTH ON DOWN!!!
  • by notha.. Location: denison on Apr 8, 2008 at 04:53 AM
    HEY RYDER...maybe because people might know the parents of matt..maybe they were at the house the other day locking everything down, and they told us they had the kid...maybe because i personally seen the grandmother come and pick the little boy up at 2:30 in the morning of the raid..the grandparents are also the ones who have the other child...
  • by annon Location: sherman on Apr 7, 2008 at 04:24 PM
    i have to disagree with isit i hate to admit yes i have used meth no im not proud but i am successful and anyone can do it if they set their mind to it...we need to help people not put them down
  • by isit Location: justme on Apr 7, 2008 at 01:54 PM
    Does it not seem like drugs are more rampant in Denison than anywhere else in the county? I realize that drug busts happen everywhere but like in Van Alstyne and Howe they are often people passing through on 75. It just seems like every other house in Denison has a meth lab. I find it all amazing. How can so many people resort to drug use. Here is a question. Has any succesful human being ever been a meth user? I don't think so. If you are on meth you might want to take a look at the kind of social status your and your fellow users have. Not a lot of successful, respectable people doing meth is there. Respect yourself and get out of that trap.
  • by MD Location: Sherman on Apr 7, 2008 at 11:05 AM
    RYDER:You state the child is with the fathers parents. How do you know? I haven't read or heard who he was turned over to.
  • by Jerry Location: Denison on Apr 7, 2008 at 08:11 AM
    Saying the neighbors were buyers is B.S. They are victims!
  • by me Location: sherman on Apr 6, 2008 at 09:06 PM
    Don't bother calling the Grayson Sheriffs... they are too busy doing something that doesn't matters! Dial 911
  • by Terri Location: Sherman on Apr 6, 2008 at 05:38 PM
    I had Matt Wright when he was in elementary school. He was a super nice guy and very much a gentleman. At one time he had the world at his fingertips. It just shows how powerful a drug can be. Maybe now he can get the help he needs and find peace within himself.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 4, 2008 at 02:51 PM
    yes yes yes,the people who lived around them are guilty for not doing something sooner,the teacher ,now thats bad when a teacher won't do anything.all neighbors were probably buyers
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