At approximately 11 a.m. today, a man and woman were arrested at a residence on Smith County Road 112 for possession and distribution of crack cocaine.
The arrests were the result of an 18-month undercover drug operation by the Smith County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit.
The two were taken into custody subsequent to the execution of a search warrant issued by 241st District Court Judge Jack Skeen. The warrant was served by the Smith County Sheriff's Office and two members of the DPS Special Response Team.
"A search of the residence turned up significant quantities of crack cocaine, a loaded firearm and cash," said Smith County Sheriff Larry Smith. "Both of these individuals already have extensive criminal records. I want this to send a message that drug dealing is not tolerated in Smith County. We're watching, and when we catch you, you're going to jail."
Smith said the names of the individuals are being withheld pending their arraignment by a judge.