Deputies Intercept Load Of Pot Headed For Fort Hood Area

By: Paul J. Gately Email
By: Paul J. Gately Email

MCLENNAN COUNTY (July 29, 2014) McLennan County deputies arrested three Dallas-area residents Monday night and seized a large amount of high-grade marijuana that authorities think was headed for the Fort Hood area.

Deputies were sent Monday evening to Tonkawa Falls Park to assist Crawford police on a disturbance call, Crawford police Chief Clay Bruton said.

By the time police and deputies arrived, the disturbance had broken up, but deputies spotted a suspicious vehicle in the area and stopped it on State Highway 317 between Crawford and McGregor, he said.

Deputies arrested three occupants of the vehicle and seized 3 to 5 pounds of what they called high-grade hydroponically grown marijuana.

Deputies said Tuesday they believe the marijuana was headed from the Dallas area to the Fort Hood area for distribution.

Chanda Ly, 28, Brandon Scott Toffoli, 24, and Alexander Lee Tran, 31, all were held Tuesday in the McLennan County Jail, online records showed.

Ly was facing charges of possession of marijuana more than 4 ounces but less than 5 pounds and unlawfully carrying a weapon.

Her bond had not been set Tuesday afternoon.

Toffoli was held facing a charge of possession of marijuana more than 4 ounces but less than 5 pounds.

His bond was set at $5,000.

Tran was facing charges of possession of marijuana more than 4 ounces but less than 5 pounds and unlawfully carrying a weapon, jail records showed.

His bonds totaled $7,000.


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