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HPD and the Walker County Sheriff's Dept. joined other agencies in ongoing investigation
On the evening of February 1, 2016, members of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Huntsville Police Department, the Walker County Sheriff’s Department, the Houston Police Department, and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant in the 400 block of Far Hills Drive as a result of an ongoing investigation.
Officers received information that a subject living at a residence on that street was distributing methamphetamine and marijuana. During their investigation, officers believed the subject of the investigation - Carl Fleming Jr., 52, was alleged to be in possession of explosive devices as well as narcotics. He was arrested during a traffic stop on February 1, 2016, and charged with Possession of a Prohibited Weapon, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Delivery of a Controlled Substance and Prohibited Substance in a Correctional Facility. Officers then obtained a search warrant for his residence, at which time authorities discovered and seized marijuana and firearms as well as possible explosive devices and suspected bomb making materials.
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia is a misdemeanor C and carries a punishment of a fine up to $500. Possession of a Prohibited Weapon is a State Jail Felony and carries a punishment of confinement in a state jail from 180 days to two years and a possible fine of up to $10,000. Prohibited Substance in a Correctional Facility is a Felony of the third degree and carries a punishment of imprisonment in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice from two years to ten years and a possible fine of up to $10,000. Delivery of a Controlled Substance is a Felony of the first degree and carries a punishment of imprisonment in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice from five years to 99 years, or life, and a possible fine of up to $10,000.
Huntsville Police Chief Kevin Lunsford and Walker County Sheriff Clint McRae said they are happy that their agencies were able to work together in the successful investigation into this incident.
“The continued cooperation of our agencies, as well as with other neighboring agencies, is paramount in keeping the citizens of our city and county safe,” Chief Lunsford and Sheriff McRae said in a shared statement. “We are pleased that we were able to make the arrest in this investigation without anyone being injured. Our officers seized devices and materials that could possibly pose a danger to our community. Without the hard work and dedication of all of the officers and agencies involved, this part of the investigation might not have concluded as safely as it did.”
The Chief and the Sheriff also thanked the community for its overwhelming support.