An Erath County grand jury indicted eight individuals Wednesday, including three on first degree felony charges.
Brandy Bibby Garza, 29, was indicted for manufacture or delivery of a substance in penalty group one — four grams or more but less than 200 grams — a first degree felony.
Amanda Lee Melendres, 32, was indicted for manufacture or delivery of a substance in penalty group one — four grams or more but less than 200 grams — with intent to deliver; a first degree felony.
Terry Glenn McConathy, 45, was indicted for manufacture or delivery of a substance in penalty group one — four grams or more but less than 200 grams — a first degree felony.
Garza and Melendres were arrested at the same time after a routine traffic stop led to the discovery of 30 grams of methamphetamine, digital weight scales, plastic bags and other paraphernalia inside the vehicle they were operating.
“Due to the defendants’ erratic behavior and admission of methamphetamine use, officers requested that (the) Erath County K9 deputy come to the scene,” states the arrest affidavit. “Upon arrival, (the) K9 unit was advised of the circumstance and the K9 was taken around the outside of the vehicle. (The K9) alerted on the passenger side of the vehicle indicating the presence of an odor indicating narcotics inside the vehicle.”
A test was done on the substance found, which came back positive for methamphetamine.
The two were arrested and transported to the Erath County Jail.
McConathy was arrested after an informant purchased 59.9 grams of methamphetamine from him.
“(Informant) and McConathy exchanged a series of texts messages in which they negotiated how much methamphetamine (the informant) would be able to purchase and how much it would cost. McConathy agreed to sell (the informant) two ounces of methamphetamine for $1,100,” the arrest warrant.
After the exchange, the drug was tested and came back positive and McConathy was arrested.
McConathy is the only one incarcerated in the Erath County Jail. He is being held on a $100,000 bond.
Others indicted Wednesday include:
Bernice Lacey Garza, 26, for forgery by passing; a state jail felony.
Dustin Bo Hansen, 31, for driving while intoxicated, third or more; a third degree felony.
Dustin Dean Harman, 33, for evading arrest or detention with a vehicle; a third degree felony.
Ruben Gabino Juan, 40, for driving while intoxicated, third or more; a third degree felony.
Tyler Christopher Smith-Cole, 19, for two counts of delivery of marijuana — five pounds or less but more than one-fourth an ounce — two state jail felonies.