RICE–Sheriff Elmer Tanner reports Navarro County Sheriff’s deputies made an alarming discovery in Rice March 12, seizing a quarter-million dollars of deadly China White Heroin and a cache of weapons.
The seizure occurred after a traffic stop of a vehicle at the 243 northbound mile marker of I-45 for an observed traffic violation. During the traffic investigation, narcotics and a loaded pistol were located inside the vehicle.
The NCSO Narcotics Unit was contacted, and they conducted a follow up investigation at the suspects residence off of FM 1126 near Rice.
During the course of today’s investigation, 2 kilos (approximately 5.6 pounds) of China white heroin, additional weapons, ammunition, body armor, and a fuel tank with a false compartment was seized.
One suspect was arrested and transported to the Justice Center where he was charged with manufacture/delivery of controlled substance over 400 grams and unlawful carrying of a weapon.