Sheriff: Narcotics seized, arrest made

Mark Wilson
Sheriff Matt Coates

An arrest was made early Wednesday morning when law enforcement officers from Erath and Hamilton counties coordinated efforts and seized illegal narcotics valued at more than $120,000, Erath County Sheriff Matt Coates announced Thursday afternoon.

Investigators from the Erath County Sheriff’s Office along with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office and the Stephenville Police Department “intercepted a large quantity of illegal narcotics which resulted in an arrest,” according to a news release.

“The value of the narcotics seized was in excess of over $120,000. Cash and other items were also seized during the incident.”

The arrest was made “On the evening hours into the morning hours of Wednesday the 29th day of July,” the news release also states.

Coates said that he would have no further comment or information to release on the case at this time.