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Arrests made in connection with Seadrift meth labs

June 28, 2011 at 1:28 a.m.


Four arrests have been made in connection to the methamphetamines labs discovered in Seadrift last May.

Seadrift police have been looking for the suspects since they discovered various meth labs in the area in May. People were calling in sightings of the suspects, but they continued to evade arrest.

The Calhoun County Sheriff's Office narcotics unit, the Victoria County Sheriff's Office and the Victoria Police Department all assisted in looking for the suspects.

Seadrift Police Chief Francisco Servantes said Melba Morales, 41, and Howard Hickes, 42, both of Seadrift, were arrested last month and placed in Calhoun County Jail.

Last week, Michael Amason, 36, and Christie Hickes, 36, also of Seadrift, were arrested in Victoria on other drug-related charges, Servantes said. The two were arrested in Victoria and are being held in Victoria County Jail on other drug related offenses.

All four suspects were arrested on a warrant charging them with transport of certain chemicals with intent to manufacture the controlled substance. Their bail is set at $100,000 each and the case is expected to go before a grand jury in August, Servantes said.

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