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Narcotic warrant nets meth and arrest


Released by Van Zandt County Sheriff's Office: 

On Friday December 16th, 2011 around 5:00 p.m. the Van Zandt County Sheriff's Office Investigators were following up on narcotic warrants out of the Henderson County Sheriff's Office.

Investigators located David Alan Thomas a 32 year old W/M known for narcotics in front of a residence at a location on FM 3227. 

When investigators arrived they identified themselves to Thomas who then fled in his vehicle.   A pursuit began on FM 3227.  During the pursuit speeds reached in excess of 100 mph.  The subject then lost control of his vehicle, going through a fence at the intersection of FM 3227 and VZCR 2511 into a pasture, where Thomas then fled on foot. 

Due to a quick response from the assisting agencies, the Department of Public Safety, the D.P.S. helicopter out of Longview, Canton Police Department, Constables from both Precinct #2 and #3 were able to set up a parameter. 

The subject was located shortly after, due to efforts of all agencies working together.  Thomas was taken into custody and transported to the Van Zandt County Sheriff's Office where he was booked in for Evading Arrest and Detention w/Vehicle. 

The bond was set at $50,000.  No Bond is set on the two warrants out of Henderson County for Man/Del of Controlled Substance PG1>4G<200G and Evading Arrest and Detention.

The Van Zandt County Sheriff's Office received information about a large quantity of methamphetamine that was thrown out of the vehicle by Thomas in a hayfield behind the residence where the pursuit had begun.  Investigators went to the location and found approximately 4 oz. of methamphetamines. 

Additional charges of Possession of Controlled Substance, Manufacturing/Delivery of a Controlled Substance over 4 grams and under 200 grams, Penalty Group 1, a first degree felony which carries a penalty of 5 to 99 years or life, and a fine up to $10,000 are pending.

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