Weatherford-Parker County Special Crimes investigators strike big again by arresting five suspects Aug. 18 in connection with drug crimes.

Investigators discovered suspected drug activity at a home in the 100 block of Overland Trail in Willow Park after an investigation and surveillance last week.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said the operation was a result of a collaborated effort between the unit and the Texas Department of Public Safety Special Crimes Division and Willow Park Police Department which resulted in a search warrant being served at the residence. Five suspects were taken into custody for a variety of narcotics violations.

According to James Peel, WPC SCU Assistant unit commander, surveillance at the location resulted in Willow Park Officers arresting two other persons who were observed leaving the premises in possession of marijuana.

Peel stated a third suspect was detained by Willow Park Police and a Sheriff’s Narcotics Interdiction Deputy after he was observed walking toward the drug house. The suspect was later identified as a wanted fugitive.

SCU Investigators conducted a search of the premises for the fugitive, discovering marijuana in plain view inside the home which prompted the search warrant to be issued.

Peel said officers were unable to locate the suspect and the residence was secured along with two occupants, pending the arrival of the search warrant.

Other suspects pulled into the driveway and one was arrested after attempting to discard 15 grams of suspected cocaine by tossing it in the bed of his pickup truck.

Fowler said after the warrant was issued and during the search, investigators found six ounces of marijuana, a quantity of suspected methamphetamine, cocaine, ecstasy, narcotics paraphernalia, scales, baggies, and ledgers containing drug transactions throughout the house.

Also seized as suspected assets of illegal activities were $600 in cash, stereo equipment, camera equipment, a computer, a big screen television, a 2001 Saturn automobile and a Harley Davidson motorcycle.

Fowler added during the operation, numerous cell phones found in the home rang constantly. Investigators posing as drug dealers arranged to meet with the prospective buyers.

Once in the area of the drug house, deputies stopped the cars and identified the suspects who admitted they were coming to the location to buy narcotics.

The five suspects arrested in the raid were identified as Danny McCoy Woods, 23; Laurel Adrienne Ahrvide, 24; William Sven Ahrvide, 32; Richard Lee Morgan, 34, all of Willow Park and Ashley Nicole McIntyre, 19, of Benbrook.

Woods was charged with two counts of delivery of controlled substance, felony possession of marijuana and violation of his parole.

Woods remains in custody at the Parker County Justice Center on a $57,000 bail, plus no bond for the parole violation charge.

Laurel Ahrvide was charged with two counts of delivery of a controlled substance and felony possession of marijuana.

She remains in custody on $58,000 bail.

William Ahrvide was charged with felony possession of marijuana and was released on $7,500 bail.

Morgan was charged with possession of controlled substance, felony possession of marijuana and remains in custody on $15,000 bail.

McIntyre was charged with felony possession of marijuana and was released on $7,500 bail.

The suspected fugitive was identified by officers Aug. 18, as 50-year-old Joe Bob Moore Jr. of Azle.

Moore was arrested Aug. 23 by deputies and was transported to Tarrant County where he was placed in jail on warrants for possession of a controlled substance and a parole violation.

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