Signature for package leads to drug arrest for Groves man

Chad Perron of Groves signed for about approximately 50 grams of THC base.

Jan. 10, 2018, the Jefferson County Narcotics Task Force developed information that a package of narcotics was being delivered to 3152 Main, Groves. A search warrant was signed for the package and it was discovered to hold approximately 50 grams of THC base in assorted packages. Some of the packages contained the THC in the form of “Butter” (in white jar), “Shatter” (brown flat substance), Vape sprays and thick liquid in syringes.

At approximately 5:30 p.m., an undercover Deputy posed as a delivery driver and delivered the package. The suspect met the deputy outside and received the package. He was later identified as the resident, 38-year-old Chad Perron of Groves. Perron took the package inside the home.

Deputies then approached the home with a search warrant. Perron looked out the window and saw them approaching. He ran through the house and when deputies entered, they saw him trying to hide the packages that had been inside the original box. He had already opened and consumed approximately 1/2 of one of the syringes.

Perron was arrested and booked into the Jefferson County Jail on the charge of possession of a controlled substance with the bond set at $20,000 bond.

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is a psychotropic cannabinoid and is the principal psychoactive constituent of cannabis. THC is an illegal substance in the state of Texas.

— Captain Crystal Holmes, JCSO