Local deputies arrest 2 men, teenager in early-morning drug raid

(Falls County Sheriff's Office photo)
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MARLIN, Texas (KWTX) Falls County deputies arrested two men and a teenager Tuesday after an early-morning raid on a home at 300 Durr St. in Marlin from which marijuana, methamphetamine, suspected liquid methamphetamine, firearms and cash were seized.

Deputies found several children, two teenage boys, a woman and two men in the home when they served a search warrant at around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, Falls County Sheriff Ricky Scaman said in a press release.

They arrested Brian “Breed” McCraw and Chimnh Johnson, 40, both of Marlin, and a 17-year-old boy whose name was not released.

The three were booked into the Falls County Jail.

Johnson, however, was first taken to the emergency room at Falls Community Hospital after he received minor injuries when “he charged at a deputy who was attempting to take him into custody,” Scaman said.

Johnson and McCraw are charged with manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance over 400 grams, misdemeanor marijuana possession, resisting arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia, Scaman said.

McCraw was also charged with two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and was named in a probation violation warrant, Scaman said.

Later in the week, additional charges were filed later in the week against McCraw including violation of parole and criminal non-support of a child.

Johnson also had an additional charge of violation of parole filed against him.

A judge denied them both bond and they remain in the Falls County Jail.

The teenager was charged with possession of marijuana over 2 ounces.

He's been released after posting a $2,500 surety bond.

Deputies seized a .45 caliber handgun, a .22 rifle whose barrel length had been modified, a surveillance system, digital scales, marijuana grinders, glass marijuana pipes, methamphetamine pipes, two BB guns, night vision equipment, several small bags of marijuana, a package containing about 9 grams of methamphetamine, and just more than $1,000 in cash.

They also recovered a bottle containing more than 390 grams of a substance they think is liquid methamphetamine, Scaman said.

The raid was the result of an investigation of drug trafficking in the neighborhood, Scaman said.