A Weatherford couple was arrested Tuesday following a search warrant executed by the Parker County Special Crimes Unit investigators.
According to the Parker County Sheriff's Office, a search warrant was obtained stemming from an SCU investigation regarding the illegal manufacturing/delivery of a controlled substance at 711 Santa Fe Drive, apartment 209. The suspects were identified as Gregory Ronald Boucher Jr, and Elvira Torres, both 31, who live at the residence.
SCU investigators located 55 sealed boxes containing cartridges labelled to contain Tetrahydrocannabinol (90-percent pure high-grade solid form of marijuana), in the form of dark chocolate bars, “dab” and oil, in the living room, dining room and common areas of the apartment, according to the sheriff's office. SCU investigators also seized several thousand dollars believed to be profits from illegal drug sales.
According to the sheriff's office, each cartridge contained approximately 1.1 grams each, totaling 124.5 grams. Investigators also located 4.75 ounces of high-grade marijuana inside the apartment. SCU investigators said the packaging of the marijuana is consistent with that used commonly for the illegal sale and distribution of illegal drugs.
Boucher told investigators the contraband is mailed to his residence from California, and he also picks up the contraband during trips to California when he visited relatives. Boucher further implicated himself by stating the marijuana was sold and distributed from the residence in Weatherford.
Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said as SCU investigators were executing the search warrant, customers arrived at the apartment to make illegal purchases.
“Our Special Crimes investigators have continually proved their worth with arrests made and drugs seized from their investigations,” Fowler said. “They are an invaluable tool in our continued fight to keep drugs out of our community.”
Both suspects were arrested and booked into the Parker County Jail on charges of manufacturing delivery of a controlled substance penalty group 2, a first-degree felony, and possession of marijuana.
As of Wednesday afternoon, both suspects remained incarcerated on a $27,500 bond each.