On Oct. 11 at about 10:00 a.m. Deputies with the Jim Wells County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations/Narcotics Divisions and SWAT Team conducted a narcotics search warrant at a residence located on County Road 352 in the Orange Grove area.

After entry was made into the residence by JWSO/SWAT. Detectives located approximately 31 grams of Methamphetamine in the bedroom of the residence. Also located with the Methamphetamine was a 40 caliber Smith and Wesson semi-automatic pistol. A female was in the residence at the time of the search warrant and identified as Brook Marie Gearhart, age 29.

Gearhart was taken into custody and charged with Manufactured Delivery of a Control Substance Penalty Group 1 over 4 grams under 200, she was transported to the Jim Wells County Jail and remanded to the custody of correctional staff.

As per Detectives, charges are pending against another individual who resides with Gearhart, and fully expect to take him into custody.

Sheriff Daniel J. Bueno would like to inform the public that “We are working all the way south Jim Wells County as evident in this drug seizure in Orange Grove.”