The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

Local Scene

July 2, 2013

Palestine Drug Enforcement Unit arrests one for crack cocaine

PALESTINE — A Palestine man was arrested for an outstanding warrant and drug possession after the Palestine Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) executed a search of a local residence last week.

Warren Coleman, 40, of Palestine was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance after police found him to be in possession of just over 4 grams of crack cocaine on Thursday, June 27.

Coleman was wanted on an outstanding warrant for stalking and violation of a protective order. PDEU officials report they had information indicating Coleman may be at a residence located at 527 Variah St.

“The warrant was executed after several weeks of surveillance and informant information,” Palestine PD Lt. James Muniz stated in the department’s official release. “The unit also received calls from people living in the area complaining of the activity at this location.”

According to police reports, officers doing surveillance of the residence just before the warrant was executed noted a blue Oldsmobile with several passengers leaving the residence just prior to the warrant being served.

Police searched the area and located the vehicle at a local restaurant.

Upon searching the house, officers reportedly located a small amount of a substance which appeared to be crack cocaine inside the residence. Police also located what is believed to be marijuana inside the residence.

Officers from the Palestine Police Department, Anderson County Sheriff’s Office and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice K-9 Unit helped in the execution of the warrant.

Coleman could face other charges as a result of the items found during the search of the residence on Variah Street.

Coleman remained in the county jail as of presstime Monday, on a $15,000 bond.

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