Residental search uncovers drugs

Residental search uncovers drugs
07 Nov 2018

Leah Chase, SCSO Media Relations

On Nov. 5, 2018, officers with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office and Texas Department of Public Safety went to a residence at 1153 FM 2026 in Center in response to reported illegal activity at the residence.

An SCSO investigator and DPS officer arrived on scene and identified one individual as Roy Denver Byrd JR. Byrd who was known to have an active warrant for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle (SJF). Byrd was taken into custody without incident.


Roy Denver Byrd, JR                                                       Juan Tramaine Tutt

Further information obtained on scene led to the led officers to a consensual search by the occupant of the residence and surrounding property. During the search, Juan Tramaine Tutt was found hiding in a closet in the residence. Tutt had multiple warrants out of Shelby County and was taken into custody without incident.

During the search in the closet area, approximately 2 ¼ ounces of marijuana was located. Officers also recovered eight ounces of suspected methamphetamine. Tutt also had $1,100 in cash that is believed to be derived from the sale of illegal narcotics. Seizure paperwork will be filed on the money.

At the time Byrd was booked into the county jail; additional illegal narcotics were found on his person. A warrant for Prohibited Substance in a Correctional Facility (F-3) was obtained and served on Byrd.

Multiple warrants are forthcoming for Manufacturing/Delivery of a Controlled Substance as well as other charges on multiple individuals.

The SCSO extends sincere thanks to the Texas Department of Public Safety for their assistance.