Sheriff: Meth dealer arrested

January 5, 2013

A 45-year-old Hood County man who had been dealing methamphetamine is facing two felony charges in connection with an undercover operation, Hood County Sheriff’s Office Liuetenant Johnny Rose said.

David Bradley Covington, of the 4700 block of Albatross Drive in the Whippoorwill Bay subdivision north of Granbury, was arrested by members of the Hood County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit at about 3 p.m. on New Year’s Day at a location on Highway 377 in Cresson, Rose said.

“The charges stem from Covington selling 1.5 grams of meth to undercover officers,” Rose stated. “When Covington was placed under arrest, he had additional meth on him.”

The charges Covington faces include a second-degree felony count of manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, more than 1 gram/less than 4 grams ($10,000 bond), according to Rose, along with a state jail felony count of possession of a controlled substance, under 1 gram ($7,500 bond).

TRAFFIC STOP

Garry Paul Rench, 33, has been charged with a state jail felony count of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), less than 1 gram, after his arrest on Dec. 29 during a traffic stop by a Sheriff’s Office deputy at about 7:30 p.m. on Mitchell Bend Court, Rose said.

Rench, of the 2500 block of River View Trail in the River Country Acres subdivision southeast of Granbury, was released from the Hood County Jail after posting $7,500 bond, according to Rose.

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