Five People Arrested in Madisonville Drug Bust

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Five people were arrested last Saturday in a multi-agency drug bust in Madisonville.

The operation was conducted by the Madisonville Police Department, Madison County Sheriff's Office, Madison County Constable's Office, Texas Highway Patrol and the Texas Rangers.

Investigators say two felony search warrants were conducted simultaneously at the 300 block of N. Casey St. and the 700 block of W. Collard St.

The results of the search warrant included the seizure of cocaine, marijuana, synthetic marijuana, vicodin, and xanax, as well as more than $5,000.00 in cash.

Five arrests were made during the search warrants.

Jeremy Johnson, 32, was arrested for First Degree Felony Manufacture and Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Felony Possession of Marijuana and Third Degree Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance. Lonnie Shaffer, 33, was arrested for Second Degree Felony of Possession of a Controlled Substance, while Demont Crosby, 32, for Interference with Public Duties and Public Intoxication. Dakeldric Washington, 23, was arrested for State Jail Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Stephon Craig, 28, for numerous unrelated warrants.

"When the police department receives complaints from the community that drug dealing is taking place, we respond," Madisonville Police Chief C. W. Chuck May said. "Our citizens deserve to live in neighborhoods free of drugs where kids and families can prosper. We are thankful for the communities support, trust, and confidence and we encourage the community to continue communicating with the police department. With the community and the police department working hand in hand it enables us to eradicate the criminal element from our community. Thanks to the assistance of the Sheriff's Office, the Constable's Office, and the Department of Public Safety, we were able to respond to the community's request safely and efficiently."