Tenaha PD Arrests Three in Connection with Other Narcotics Investigations Across East Texas

May 30, 2018 - The Tenaha Police Department has announced the arrest of three individuals on May 18, 2018 stemming from a narcotics investigation which had connections to several related arrests in other counties. 

Arrests made in Shelby County were on Wheeler Street in Center and another location on State Highway 87 near Timpson. Those arrested included Jennifer Hughes, 48, of Center on charges of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Theft By Check, Possession of Dangerous Drug, Possession of a Controlled Substance PG1, Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance PG1; 

Beverly Hurst, 19, of Center on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance PG1>=1G<4G.

Christopher Belrose, 39, of Seminole Violation of Probation (Unlawful Possession of Firearm).

According to a press release from the Tenaha Police Department, a lengthy narcotics investigation has been being conducted which led officers into multiple counties. The investigation resulted in the execution of multiple search warrants.

Subsequent to the service of the search warrants, Tenaha Police Department located and seized illegal narcotics, contraband, vehicles, and resulted in the arrest of multiple subjects. In addition to packaging materials and paraphernalia used to facilitate the sale of narcotics, a quantity of other dangerous drugs, and US currency, believed to be proceeds of other illicit drug sales, were also seized.

The Tenaha Police Department would like to thank the Center Police Department, Shelby County District Attorney's Office, Panola County Sheriff's Department, Harrison County Sheriff's Department, and the Sabine County Narcotics Division for their assistance in this narcotics investigation.

This investigation would not be possible without the participation, commitment, and willingness of these agencies working together to extinguish all of our communities from illicit narcotic use, trafficking, and sales.

This should be common practice of all law enforcement agencies to work together to solve and prevent crimes and protect the citizens that entrust us with their lives.

The results of the investigation were: total of 6 arrests resulting in the following charges: 

  • Possession of Controlled Substance x 5 Felony 3
  • Failure to Identify x 2 Class C Misdemeanor 
  • Delivery of a Controlled Substance Felony I 
  • Possession of Dangerous Drug Class A Misdemeanor
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Class C Misdemeanor 
  • Warrant Theft By Check Class B Misdemeanor
  • Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon Felony 3