Two Texas County residents were arrested on felony drug charges last week and are each held on $500,000 bond after officers with multiple agencies responded to incidents on Wednesday and Thursday.
After his arrest Wednesday, Jacob S. Gilpatrick, 34, of 20151 Evans Road in Yukon is charged with felonies of possession with intent to distribute and resisting arrest. On Thursday, Jennifer S. Lane, 28, of 312 S. Grand Ave. in Houston, was arrested and faces a felony charge of distribution of a controlled substance near schools and misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
According to a probable cause statement on Gilpatrick submitted by a Houston police officer to the county prosecuting attorney, two officers on patrol at about 10 p.m. Dec. 2 observed Lane driving a gold Chevrolet Silverado on Hawthorne Street, and one of the officers knew had an expired driver’s license. The officer followed the vehicle, and as it stopped on Oak Street near Bryan Street, a man was seen fleeing from the passenger’s side.
One of the officers pursued and eventually caught up and apprehended the man, who was identified as Gilpatrick.
As one of the officers watched him in the patrol car, the other combed the area where Gilpatrick had been running and found a small black bag in a spot near a shed where he had been handcuffed. The bag contained five smaller bags of a substance that tested positive as methamphetamine, with a total weight of seven grams, according to a police report.
As part of the investigation, a warrant to search a Chestnut Street residence –– associated with Lane –– was obtained. Police officers carried out the search at about 9:30 Thursday (accompanied by officers with the Texas County Sheriff’s Department). During the search, meth, pot and digital scales were found and seized as evidence, along with several other items of drug paraphernalia.
The residence is about 842 feet away from Houston Elementary School.
Two other women and a man at the house were also arrested. Charges are under review in those matters. While being questioned by authorities, one of the women reportedly stated she was there to “buy dope” from Lane and had already turned over her money when officers arrived.
Officers with the South Central Drug Task Force also assisted in executing the search warrant.