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Panola County officials locate 29 firearms during search warrant, 3 arrested

PANOLA COUNTY, Texas (KETK) — The Panola County Sheriff’s Office said three people were arrested on Monday after a search warrant revealed 29 firearms and suspected methamphetamine.

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According to a release, a special response team alongside two constables conducted a search warrant on Jasmine and Smith streets in the city of Beckville.

During the search, authorities reportedly recovered 29 firearms and “suspected methamphetamine related paraphernalia, including measurement and packaging implement.”

Police said Child Protective Services were contacted after they found two minors at the scene who were later released to guardians.

<em>Mugshot of Chad Allen Gibson</em>
Mugshot of Chad Allen Gibson
<em>Mugshot of Gregory Wayne Foster</em>
Mugshot of Gregory Wayne Foster
<em>Mugshot of Brittany Margene Bennett</em>
Mugshot of Brittany Margene Bennett

Gregory Wayne Foster, 52 of Beckville, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, abandoning or endangering a child and two counts of tampering with identification numbers. Foster is currently held at the Panola County Jail on a $40,000 bond.

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Brittany Margene Bennett, 34 of Beckville, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and abandoning or endangering a child. She is currently held at the Panola County Jail on a $35,000 bond.

Chad Allen Gibson, 34 of Beckville, was charged with possession of a controlled substances, abandoning or endangering a child and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. Gibson is being held on a $36,000 bond.

The case was investigated by Panola’s criminal investigation unit alongside Criminal District Attorney’s Office.

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