Released by the Henderson County Sheriff's Office:
Two cross-county raids by Sheriff Botie Hillhouse's Narcotic Investigators and Deputies Thursday led to the arrest of two drug dealers, three more with contraband and the seizure of heroin and a substantial amount of methamphetamine.
"These coordinated drug raids were conducted by a dozen members of our team with the assistance of local police," Hillhouse said. "It is this kind of all-out effort that is helping us put a chill down the spines of dealers in this County."
Investigator Wayne Nutt obtained a probable cause search warrant from Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Tony Duncan for a residence on Hickory Drive in the Sportsman Paradise Subdivision south of Chandler.
Ryan Rasch, 23, of Chandler, was charged with possession of a substantial amount of methamphetamine, possession of heroin and possession of marijuana. He also was caught with items commonly used to sell and distribute illegal drugs and faces a First Degree Felony.
Also arrested was Darrel Porter, 59, of Chandler, who was charged with possession of methamphetamine, a Third Degree Felony.
Across the County on Loving Lane in Gun Barrel City, Narcotics Investigator David Robertson led a team on a search warrant from Municipal Judge Grace Wallace.
There, Jerry Prince, 63, of Gun Barrel City, was found with methamphetamines and was unlawfully carrying a firearm. Both crimes are Third Degree Felonies.
Jennifer Noe, 40, of Gun Barrel City, was charged with manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance after being arrested with methamphetamines, baggies and scales used to distribute the drugs.
Another suspect – John Harwell, 26, of Gun Barrel City – was arrested after he provided a false name and date of birth and was found to have outstanding warrants for his arrest out of the Gun Barrel City Police Department.
Noe faces a First Degree Felony charge for drug dealing and Harwell was taken into custody for the warrants and new charges for failing to identify himself as a fugitive from justice.