Several drugs, guns and cash seized in Fannin County home

Published: Apr. 26, 2019 at 6:31 PM CDT
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A Fannin County man is in jail after getting busted for growing and selling pot at his house and possessing other drugs.

Officers found more than 15 pounds of marijuana, 84 grams of dab, or concentrated THC oil, along with Xanax, LSD and plenty of drug paraphernalia.

"I'm always thankful when our law enforcement can intervene in situations and get drugs off our streets," said Michael Nicholson, who works in Fannin County.

"This is probably one of the most elaborate drug systems I've ever seen in my career," said Fannin County Sheriff Mark Johnson.

Johnson said they got a tip from police in Arizona this month that a man could be selling drugs out of his Fannin County home.

So the Arizona officers along with Grand Prairie police went undercover to meet him in the Dallas suburb Wednesday, where the suspect showed up with 25 pounds of marijuana and left in handcuffs.

"It's good teamwork on all the officer's behalf," Johnson said.

Teamwork that led to a search warrant at his home on County Road 2900.

During the search, Fannin County investigators and deputies confiscated more than just drugs.

More than $15,000 in cash plus silver coins, guns like AK-47's, AR-15's, over 1,000 rounds of ammo and bump stocks were among other items seized by deputies.

"Lots of weapons, but the main thing we found was all the drugs," Johnson said. "Xanax, we found LSD, we found lots of marijuana."

Johnson said the 44-year-old was growing marijuana in four buildings on his property and buying it too.

Nicholson said he's grateful for their work.

"I think it's just a great thing that they were able to accomplish," Nicholson said.

"This is exactly what we're out here for, to get this stuff off the street," Johnson said.

The suspect is still in jail in Grand Prairie with charges pending.

Johnson said once he bonds out, he'll be arrested and brought straight to the Fannin County jail where he faces a slew of drug charges.