Largest-known cocaine stash in Titus Co. history found inside pickle jar
Damon Markee Holloman (Source: Titus County Jail)
MT. PLEASANT, TX (KLTV) -
One of the largest-known drug stashes in Titus County history was found inside a pickle jar Tuesday.
Damon Markee Holloman, 30, of Mt. Pleasant was arrested Tuesday for possession of a controlled substance greater than 400 grams in a drug free zone. The arrest was made during one of the biggest known drug busts in Titus County history.
According to Titus County Sheriff Tim C. Ingram and Deputy John Livingston, 22 ounces of pure cocaine, with a street value of over $60,000, was seized from a residence on Cash Street in Mt. Pleasant around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. A warrant was served at that location by the Titus County Emergency Response Team.
Upon arrival at the residence, authorities spotted Holloman outside the home. When Holloman spotted deputies, he ran inside the home where the warrant was then executed. Twenty-two ounces of pure cocaine was found inside the home in a one gallon pickle jar. Sheriff Ingram said the jar was covered in dirt, and that he believed it was previously buried and only recently unearthed.
The bust is a huge victory for law enforcement. "It really upset the supply chain making this bust. This is a major blow to our other local drug dealers that depended on him to get this stuff to sell," the sheriff says.
Narcotics investigators with the Titus County Sheriff's Office have been investigating Holloman for some time before Tuesday's arrest.
"He's a known dealer and he's been on the radar for quite sometime. We used informants and other type things to get probable cause to put him away," said Sheriff Ingram.
Holloman's residence is located directly across from Corprew Elementary and is considered to be in a drug free zone. Because of this, Ingram said the offense is more severe.
"Its a great victory for the people of this community," says Ingram.
Holloman has previously been arrested 38 times in Titus County. Those arrest include seven other drug related charges. He remains in the Titus County Jail without bond.
Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:57 AM EDT2014-08-26 09:57:06 GMT
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