The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

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October 1, 2013

Man jailed for drugs after PDEU warrant search

PALESTINE — A 33-year-old male suspect was arrested by Palestine police for drug-related charges during the execution of a search warrant Friday night on North Jackson Street.

According to reports, officers from the Palestine Drug Enforcement Unit and the Palestine Tactical Unit conducted a narcotics search at 9 a.m. Friday at a residence located in the 3000 block of North Jackson Street.

Police arrested Jamie Cortez Clewis of Palestine after locating crack cocaine, marijuana and numerous prescription pills inside of the location.

“The search was the result of a six-week investigation,” Palestine Police Department Lt. James Muniz reported. “The investigation began when police were alerted to prescription medication being sold at the location.”

Clewis was charged with Possession of Marijuana — 2-4 oz, which is a class A misdemeanor; Possession of Dangerous Drugs, which is a class A misdemeanor; Manufacture/Delivery of a controlled substance in penalty group 1 — less than 1 gram, which is a state jail felony; and Manufacture/Delivery of a controlled substance in penalty group 3 — 28-200 grams, which is a second degree felony.

A Class A misdemeanor carries a sentence of up to one year in county jail. A state jail felony carries a sentence of up to two years in a state jail facility. A second degree felony carries a term of up to 10 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

The DEU is continuing to investigate other reported drug activity in and around the city of Palestine. If anyone has information concerning any possible drug sales or drug activity, call the Palestine Police Department at 903-729-2254 or Lt. James Muniz at 903-731-8477.

Mary Rainwater may be reached via e-mail at

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