Bust yields crack, meth

Hardin County Sheriff’s Office and Silsbee PD collaborate to bust three in Silsbee home

By Daniel Elizondo

An evening bust at a home in Silsbee turned up drugs, paraphernalia, counterfeit bills and a wad of cash late Wednesday night.

Three of the six people on the property were arrested and charged with drug offenses after authorities yielded around 24 grams of methamphetamine and 15 grams of cocaine in both powder and crack form.

Authorities found a group in the back of the home gambling, and one child was found in the home, police said.

“This was one of our biggest thorns,” Hardin County Sheriff’s Sgt. Mark Vincent said. “We knew there would be activity, and we wanted to get them during that time.”

Two residents of the home, Kendall Lydell Tyler, 26, and Quanithedral Coleman, 27, were arrested and charged with two counts of manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance PG-1 more than 4 grams but less than 200 grams in a drug free zone, a first degree felony; and abandoning/endangering a child, a state jail felony.

CPS was called to the home to investigate.

Police converged on the home around 10:30 p.m. at the corner of Avenue M and 9th Street in Silsbee, and found one man in a vehicle parked under a carport attached to the home.

The man, Mark Anthony Griffis, 41, was questioned and later arrested after 24 grams of meth were found next to him in the vehicle, police reported.

Griffis was charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance PG −1 in a drug free zone, a third degree felony.

Inside the home, officers confiscated 3-4 grams of powder cocaine, 5 grams of crack rocks, 5 grams of crack in cookie form, a smoking crack pipe, and small amount of marijuana.

Silsbee PD recognized four $20 bills as being counterfeit along with $549 in cash.

Silsbee police officers said the home had been under surveillance for months with frequent activity.

“It was a successful operation because we arrested who we needed, and we all came out safe,” Vincent said. “This was a popular spot in Silsbee.”

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