In the early hours of Monday, June 10, 2024, at approximately 5:00 AM, members of the Austin County Regional Special Response Team executed a coordinated arrest and search operation at a motel located in the 500 block of Koomey Street in Brookshire, Texas. This operation was part of an ongoing narcotics investigation spearheaded by the Westside High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Narcotics Task Force.

The Task Force, having conducted thorough investigations into reports of narcotics distribution from the motel, successfully apprehended two suspects, Marcus Grant, 48, and Latoya Johnson, 42, without incident. The operation resulted in the seizure of various controlled substances, including methamphetamine, cocaine, oxycodone, Xanax, and Adderall.

Marcus Grant faces multiple charges, including Manufacture/Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group (PG) 1 (warrant), Prohibited Substance/Item in a Correctional Facility, and Possession of Controlled Substances in PG 1, PG 2, and PG 3. Latoya Johnson has been charged with Possession of Controlled Substances in PG 1, PG 2, and PG 3. Both defendants were subsequently booked into the Waller County Jail without incident.

The Westside Narcotics Task Force, which led this operation, is a collaborative effort covering four counties and includes investigators from the Austin County Sheriff’s Office, Bellville Police Department, Sealy Police Department, Hempstead Police Department, Waller County Sheriff’s Office, Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, Colorado County Sheriff’s Office, and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration. The Waller County Sheriff’s Office provided crucial assistance during the arrest and search warrant operation.

This successful operation underscores the ongoing efforts and collaboration between multiple law enforcement agencies to combat drug trafficking and distribution in the region. The Westside HIDTA Task Force remains committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of the community by continuing to investigate and dismantle narcotics operations.



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