Sherman Police arrested a suspected drug dealer earlier this week after officers executed a search warrant at his residence and recovered significant quantities of different drugs.


In an emailed press release, the department said officers served the search warrant Tuesday at a home in the 700 block of South Valentine Drive. Lt. John Kennemer said investigators seized 12 grams of methamphetamine, less than an ounce of marijuana and one gram of psychedelic mushrooms. Kennemer said the 23-year-old suspect was already on parole for an unrelated crime and was found wearing an electronic ankle monitor when he was arrested and charged with possession of a Group 1 controlled substance.


“Given the different types of drugs they found and the amount they found, I’m sure he was selling them,” Kennemer said.


Kennemer said the arrest was an important step toward getting dangerous drugs off Sherman’s streets, but that investigators often rely on tips from the public when fighting the drug trade.


“There is the potential in any neighborhood, that this type of activity could be going on,” Kennemer said. “Neighbors should be aware and keep their eyes open. If they think that there’s anything suspicious going on, give us a call and talk to us about it. We may say there’s something to it or we may find that there’s not, but if they don’t call us, we may never know something’s going on out there.”


The investigation is ongoing.