Police bust drug ring
A report by Lampasas Police Department Sgt. Investigator Charlie Boswell stated that police stopped a vehicle driven by Keith Dewayne Martin, 39, of Grandview, to serve a Brown County warrant for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.
Martin was arrested on the warrant as well as on a Lampasas charge for manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance over one gram and less than four grams.
In addition, Dude Edward Beabout, 54, of Lampasas – a passenger in Martin’s vehicle – also was arrested. He was charged with possession of a controlled substance less than one gram.
More than $20,000 in cash was seized, along with more than two grams of methamphetamine and about two ounces of marijuana, Boswell said.
And after a search of Beabout’s Lampasas County residence turned up weapons and other narcotics paraphernalia, Beabout also was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Both Martin and Beabout were transported to the Lampasas County Jail.
Martin is being held on a $100,000 bond for the Brown County warrant and a $250,000 bond for the local charge.
Beabout is in jail on a $10,000 bond on each of his charges.
Boswell expressed appreciation for assistance from Lampasas County Sheriff’s Investigator David Thorp and Deputy Jeff Phillips, as well as Coryell County Investigator David Inocencio.
Lampasas Assistant Chief of Police Sammy Bailey said she couldn’t praise Boswell enough for his efforts in the drug bust.
“He did an excellent job,” she said. “And I appreciate the cooperation among agencies to keep drugs out of our community.”