Drug Bust

Commerce Police Department

23 defendants have been taken into custody and are facing charges ranging from Manufacturing and Delivery of Marijuana, Manufacturing and Delivery of a Controlled Substance and Fire Arm Smuggling.

On Thursday, Mar. 6. shortly before 6 a.m., through a combined law enforcement effort, officers from the Commerce Police Department, Texas A&M Police Department, Hunt and Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office and the Sulphur Springs Police Department hit the streets in search of individuals wanted on charges of Manufacturing and Delivering of Narcotics and two for Fire Arm Smuggling.

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The suspect in Wednesday afternoon's drug bust in Commerce has been arraigned and identified as 24 year-old Treyvon Deair Hicks.

Hicks has been charged with manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance of more than 4 grams but less than 200 grams in a drug-free zone. Judge Sheila Linden has set bond for the first-degree felony offense at $150,000.

Hicks was also arrested in 2013, 2012 and 2010 on assault charges, trespassing charges and interfering with a 911 call.

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A search warrant was executed by the Commerce/University joint SWAT with the aid of Hopkins County/Sulphur Springs SWAT Wednesday afternoon.

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Wednesday morning’s drug sting in Delta County was more effective than expected, said Sheriff Ricky Smith.

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Numerous law enforcement agencies got an early start this morning in a drug sweep that resulted in multiple arrests in Delta County.

Nine Greenville residents were among 30 arrested this week in a drug trafficking sting spanning multiple counties in Northeast Texas.