Arrest made by Freer PD last Thursday

Sue Fleming, The Freer Press

The Freer Police Department executed a narcotics search warrant last Thursday night which resulted in the arrest of a 20-year-old man, as well as the seizure of a variety of drugs, amounts of cash and four weapons at a residence in the 1000 block of Harville Street, according to police reports.

Records show prior to the search, John Lewis Clarke was first taken into custody at a location on West Riley Street on an unrelated criminal warrant, and then was transported to the home at Harville St.

During the search which occurred at 7:40 p.m., law enforcement allegedly found 453 individually plastic bags containing rocks of crack cocaine worth a street value worth of approximately $9,020 and 22 individually packaged plastic bags, each containing cocaine in powder form worth about a street value of $1,020.

Also discovered were small plastic bags, each containing marijuana worth a street value of about $100, records say.

"All of the drugs were inside a closet of the house," said Freer Police Chief John Spillers.

"Because of being individually packaged, it was determined they were going to be sold."

Also found inside the residence was cash in the amount of $1,580, drug paraphernalia, along with three shotguns and one rifle, reports say.

Clarke was arrested on three charges and taken to the Duval County Jail.

Charges included the possession of controlled substance cocaine, possession of controlled substance cocaine with the intent to deliver, and the possession of controlled substance marijuana, records show.

Officials of the Central South Texas Criminal Investigations Unit, Freer Border Patrol Homeland Security, Laredo ICE, K-9 unit, and the Duval County Sheriff's Department assisted in the operation.