SWAT team members from the Brown Department and Brown County Sheriff’s Office seized 13 grams of methamphetamine and a small amount of marijuana after serving a search and arrest Thursday morning in a Brownwood residence, police said.
A press release from Brownwood Police Chief Terry Nichols’ office identified the woman who was arrested as Amy Beth Bailey, 49, who was charged with manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance over 4 grams under 200 grams in in a drug free zone, child endangerment and possession of marijuana under 2 ounces in a drug free zone.
An 8-month-old child was in the residence in the 1700 block of Main Boulevard when SWAT team members served the warrant at 7:45 a.m., the press release states.
According to the release:
The search warrant was the result of an ongoing joint investigation conducted by the Police Department and Sheriff’s Office into the distribution of methamphetamine in Brown County.
Investigators seized approximately 13 grams of methamphetamine and 32 grams of high quality marijuana along with evidence related to the sale and distribution of illegal narcotics.
“This residence is known to law enforcement and has been a source of numerous neighborhood complaints regarding illegal activity and narcotics trafficking,” Nichols said in the release.
“Working in cooperation with members of the community, we will continue to target and actively pursue those who engage in illegal activities and distribute narcotics into our community.”
Brown County Sheriff Vance Hill said in the release, “drug dealers do not recognize city or county boundaries. What we did today is another example for the citizens of Brown County to see the Sheriff’s Office and Police Department working actively together to address the illegal drug distribution in our community.”
Brown County residents are reminded and encouraged to report suspicious activity related to the sale and distribution of illegal narcotics. Residents who wish to remain anonymous can call the
Heart of Texas Crime Stoppers at 800-222- TIPS (8477). Crime Stoppers pays rewards to citizens and tipsters for confidential criminal information regarding crimes in Brown and surrounding counties.