More than 12 pounds of drugs seized, Palestine man arrested

PALESTINE, Texas (KETK) – A 35-year-old man was arrested on Saturday after the Palestine Police Department found eight pounds of suspected meth, more than four pounds of marijuana and roughly 14 grams of suspected Xanax.

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According to a release, Daniel Cummings III, of Palestine, was found to be violating a protective order and was put under arrest at around 11 a.m. at Woodside Village Apartments.

<em>Mugshot of Daniel Cummings III, courtesy of the Palestine Police Department. </em>
Mugshot of Daniel Cummings III, courtesy of the Palestine Police Department.

Reportedly, officers had received a complaint that Cummings was dealing drugs and detectives were called to the scene.

A narcotics search warrant was executed by detectives and suspected methamphetamine, marijuana and Xanax were found along with $1,300 in cash, a release said.

“Because of the great work by these Officers, a large amount of dope is off our streets,” PPD
Chief Mark Harcrow said. “I commend these Officers for their thorough investigation and a job
well done.”

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Cummings is currently at the Anderson County Jail and charged with manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance, abandoning or endangering a child and violation of a protective order.

The Palestine Police Department said the investigation is still ongoing.

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