Athens Review, Athens, Texas

October 3, 2013

Crimes of gas, drugs

Two illegal cases spotlighted

Rich Flowers
The Athens Review

Athens — A Henderson County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigation led to the arrest of a 38-year-old man on Wednesday afternoon for drug trafficking.

Roy Lee Chancellor, Jr. was booked into the Henderson County Jail charged with manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance (4 grams to 200 grams).

Chancellor remained in custody on Thursday, with bond set at $7,500. The offense is a first-degree felony, which carries a possible sentence, upon conviction, of five to 99 years in a state prison and a possible fine of not more than $10,000.

According to HCSO reports, narcotics officers Kay Langford and Wick Gabbard gathered enough probable cause to obtain a search warrant from Justice of the Peace Milton Adams for a residence in Gun Barrel City.

Maj. Botie Hillhouse, Capt. Bryan Tower and Lt. Kendell Wellman, along with investigators and narcotics officers, went to the residence to execute the warrant.

Chancellor was present at the residence and found to be in possession of suspected methamphetamine. He also had paraphernalia used in the distribution of narcotics in his possession at the time of the search.

Another HCSO incident involved a theft of gasoline in the Shady Oaks area that also resulted in a drug charge.

John Bryan Bevel, 34, was booked into jail for theft under $50 and criminal trespass. Molly Michelle Dycus, 18, was charged with theft under $50, criminal trespass and possession of less than one gram of a controlled substance. Both remained in jail on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, HCSO dispatch received a call reporting a theft-in-progress on Farm-to-Market 753. Deputies responded and learned that the complainant had discovered the pair stealing gasoline. A search of the vehicle that they had been in revealed drug paraphernalia.

Before they were transported to jail, Dycus was found to have a small amount of methamphetamine in her possession.