Three dealers arrested, meth stash seized
HENDERSON COUNTY–Arrests were made in the Goshen Cemetery vandalism case after an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers last week according to a press release by Henderson County Sheriff Botie Hillhouse.
Chandler McKinney, 22, and Tristian Castillo, 19, both of Eustace, turned themselves in to authorities last Friday. A third suspect, a juvenile, has also been charged in the case. McKinney and Castillo were each charged with criminal mischief between $30,000 and $150,000, and released Aug. 23 after posting $50,000 bonds each. The arrest warrants for the men were signed by 392nd District Judge Scott McKee.
A huge stash of methamphetamines was seized, and three dealers were arrested Aug. 22 during a raid by Henderson County Narcotics Investigators at a home in the 19000 block of Red Oak in Larue
One quarter pound of the contraband was found during the drug raid, including paraphernalia used to ingest the drug, baggies to sell it and scales to weigh found in abundance in multiple locations through the residence.
Teresa Michelle Steppe, 53, was charged with manufacturing and delivery of a controlled substance.
Larry Lee Gillum, 32, was booked for a Felony warrant out of Henderson County and manufacturing and delivery.
Ellesha Christine Heathco, 32, faces charges for manufacture and delivery and was arrested for a Felony warrant for possession out of Smith County and a warrant out of Henderson County.
Narcotics Investigators Kenneth Slaton, Gabriel Shue and Wayne Nutt – along with Deputies Jonathan Daille and Sara Acevado – executed the search warrant signed by 392nd District Judge Scott McKee .
The street value of the meth is $11,350 Hillhouse said.