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Two arrested in early-morning drug raid in rural Central Texas

Blake Deann Shepherd (left) and Gary Brett Blanchard. (Jail photos)
Blake Deann Shepherd (left) and Gary Brett Blanchard. (Jail photos)(KWTX)
Published: Feb. 23, 2017 at 11:59 AM CST
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Coryell County deputies, Hamilton County sheriff's investigators and officers from the Heart of Texas Auto Theft unit swept down on a mobile home early Thursday at 310 FM 107 in Coryell County and arrested a man and a woman on drug charges and child endangerment charges.

A 7-month-old child was found in the home and placed with a family member but Child Protective Services has been notified.

The weeks-long investigation culminated in the arrest of Gary Brett Blanchard, 32, and 26 Blake Deann Shepherd, 26.

Blanchard was charged with two counts of manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) over 1 gram and under 4 grams, two counts of possession of dangerous drugs (clozapine and tramadol), one count of child endangerment and a parole violation warrant for dangerous drugs over 1 gram and under 4 grams.

Shepherd, who's the infant's mother, was arrested on two counts of manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) over 1 gram and under 4 grams, two counts of possession of dangerous drugs (clozapine and tramadol) and one count of child endangerment.

No bonds have been set.

Coryell County Sheriff Scott Williams, Chief Deputy Mark Wilcox, directly aided the narcotics investigators and deputies in carrying out the raid along with Hamilton County investigators.

Williams says the case is ongoing with further investigation to follow.