Warrant search uncovers drugs, guns in Newton County

McGee Falcon

A search warrant executed in Newton County on Aug. 11 resulted in the discovery of powder and crack cocaine, methamphetamine and firearms, reports the Newton County Sheriff’s Office. The owner of the property, 33-year-old McGee Falcon, was already in federal custody after being arrested on charges that he conspired to distribute methamphetamine, cocaine base, and cocaine hydrochloride. 

Falcon can’t seem to stay out of trouble. In Lumberton in February, police discovered him to be in possession of 140 packages of synthetic marijuana during a warrant arrest Feb. 23.

In that incident, officers serving a warrant on him in Lumberton were reportedly shocked to discover close to five pounds of synthetic marijuana within 140 packages displaying names such as “Mad Monkey” and ready for distribution inside his vehicle. Lumberton Police Chief Danny Sullins told The Examiner in February that officers from various agencies were performing a warrant roundup when they stopped Falcon on a traffic warrant for no liability insurance.

“Marijuana is bad, but this synthetic stuff is worse,” Chief Sullins said in February. “Don’t be fooled by the pretty little packages. It’s highly addictive.”

The synthetic marijuana was just one of the dangerous drugs Falcon has been accused of distributing. Methamphetamine and crack cocaine are two other highly addictive narcotics that Falcon allegedly attempted to distribute, according to a federal indictment.

In the Newton County incident, Sheriff Edward Shannon says deputies from his office and agents with the DEA, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives (ATF) performed a lengthy investigation prior to converging on Falcon Auto at 7 a.m. on Aug. 11. Investigators seized unknown amounts of powdered and crack cocaine and methamphetamine in addition to firearms and a vehicle at the location.

Falcon was in federal custody Aug. 11 during the raid after being indicted on charges that he conspired to distribute more than 50 grams of meth, more than 28 grams of cocaine base, known as freebase or crack, and more than five kilograms of cocaine hydrochloride, used to manufacture cocaine base. He faces from 10 years to life in prison for the three charges, and could be forced to forfeit property in Brazoria County and $150,000 if convicted, according to the indictment.

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