Police find crack cocaine, venomous snake during search

Police find crack cocaine, venomous snake during search
Matthew Breedlove (Source: Gregg County Jail)

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - Officers found 7 grams of crack cocaine and a venomous snake while recently executing a search warrant in Longview.

Longview Police Department arrested Matthew James Breedlove, 52. Breedlove was arrested for an outstanding Class C warrant and manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance.

On March 23, law enforcement officers served a search warrant at a house in the 800 block of Beaumont Street. Officers found more than 7 grams of crack cocaine and an aquarium in the living room that had a copperhead snake.

Longview Animal Control officers were called to pick up the snake.

Witnesses at the scene said Breedlove found the snake in his yard, captured it and placed it in the aquarium.

An animal services supervisor later released the snake into the wild.

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