Weatherford Democrat

October 18, 2012

Three charged with meth distribution

Christin Coyne
CNHI

PARKER COUNTY — Three people have been arrested and charged with conspiring to distribute methamphetamine in the Parker County area after a several months long Weatherford-Parker County Special Crimes Unit investigation.

Alan Ray Hill, 39, Darrell Ray Lamance, 46, and Tracy Lea Nobles, 46, along with 45-year-old Kimberly Ann Knight, who has not been arrested, are accused in court documents of distributing large quantities of meth.

According to the probable cause affidavit, Hill provided methamphetamine to Lamance, who sold it to Nobles and Knight, who further distributed it.

Knight reportedly sold meth, totaling more than 3 grams, on two occasions to a confidential informant, according to court records.

After reportedly admitting to investigators that she sold meth in May, investigators said they found nearly 3 grams of the drug in her purse.

Knight told investigators she bought the meth from Lamance, a resident of Fort Worth, and that he provided her about a quarter ounce of meth (about 7 grams) and told her to sell it for him, according to the probable cause statement.

Cooperating with investigators, Knight reportedly purchased or received methamphetamine from Lamance three times, including one exchange where she told investigators she was expected to return in several days time with money from the sale of nearly 8 grams of methamphetamine.

Investigators executed a search warrant at Lamance’s Fort Worth residence on Aug. 10, finding about 20 grams of meth, $4,872, several firearms and drug paraphernalia in the house.

Lamance stated that he sold “dope” to a few people, including Knight, and had been doing so for about four months, according to investigators.

Lamance initially denied knowing the name of his supplier but said he did purchase a quarter ounce of meth every two weeks for $350 and sold it for about $80 a gram.

He said he lays rock and conducts estate sales for a living, according to court documents.

Nobles arrived during the search and investigators later interviewed her.

She reportedly told investigators that she has been using methamphetamine for about 20 years and smokes about half a gram a day, according to the probable cause statement.

Nobles reportedly said Lamance usually travels and delivers meth to people but sometimes distributes it from the house.

Lamance travels to the Briar area every day to either pick up meth or deliver it, according to Nobles, who also reportedly admitted to selling meth for Lamance.

When asked, Lamance reportedly said he did purchase methamphetamine from Hill in Springtown, up to a half an ounce in the past.

The last time he did so was two to three weeks earlier, when he purchased less than 2 grams, Lamance reportedly told investigators, and Nobles corroborated.

Later Aug. 10, Lamance purchased 2 grams of methamphetamine, which tested positive using a field test kit, from Hill at Hill’s Springtown-area residence, according to the probable cause statement.

“I believe that all subjects profited financially or by other means by distributing methamphetamine in this organization,” the Special Crimes Unit investigator wrote.

Hill, Lamance and Nobles have been arrested on charges of engaging in organized criminal activity by delivery of a controlled substance, more than 4 grams, less than 200 grams.

The Parker County Sheriff’s Office declined to comment Wednesday on whether charges have been filed against Knight or an arrest was expected.