Two Houston residents face several felonies in an indictment by a county grand jury after a search uncovered drugs and an explosive device.
John E. Keller, 24, and Kristin G. Norris, 35, both of 113 W. Cedar St. in Houston, are each charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of an explosive weapon, possession of a controlled substance and first-degree endangering the welfare of a child (all class D felonies), along with misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to a Houston Police Department officer’s report, several officers executed a search warrant at about 10:30 p.m. Aug. 31 at the house where Keller and Norris live. Upon arrival, the officers found Norris and her daughter in a back room and were advised Keller wasn’t home.
During the search, items found included a plastic bag containing methamphetamine, numerous items of drug paraphernalia (some with meth residue and some with marijuana residue), a .12-gauge shotgun with a sawed-off barrel, multiple rounds of ammunition and a homemade pipe bomb located on the headboard of Norris’ and Keller’s bed.
Norris was arrested and taken to the Texas County Jail. During interviewing, she reportedly admitted to using meth, but claimed to rarely do so. She also said she believed Keller sold meth and before he left had said he was “going to make some rounds.”
Norris was asked about the gun and ammo found in the attic and she stated that Keller said he got it through some of his dealings.
Keller was apprehended later, and he and Norris are each held in the Texas County Jail on $250,000 bond. The indictment was unsealed last Thursday.