Two alleged drug manufacturers arrested in Cherokee County

Published on Wednesday, 13 August 2014 16:49 - Written by Staff reports

Two alleged Cherokee County drug manufacturers were arrested within the past week.

A Cuney man was arrested Friday and faces a list of charges including three counts of manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance.

Jimmy Lee Woods, 51, was arrested after marijuana, crack cocaine, Xanax, four pistols, two long shotguns, and supplies used for the manufacture and delivery of illegal narcotics were found in his home on County Road 3502, according to a news release from the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.

His arrest was part of a ongoing investigation into the sale and manufacture of illegal narcotics in the home by Cherokee County detectives, the release states. The search warrant was executed at 10:35 p.m.

In addition to the three counts of manufacturing drugs, Woods was also charged with possession of marijuana and two misdemeanors. His bonds totaled $54,500, the release states.

The search warrant was conducted by the sheriff's office SWAT team, which includes detectives, deputies, K-9 units and officers from the Rusk Police Department. Officers from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and its K-9 unit also participated in the search.

Kyle Adam Tinsley, 24, was arrested Tuesday night after a search of his home in the 900 block of Alameda Street in Jacksonville, the release states.

The sheriff’s office investigation discovered illegal activities were occurring at the home, which is in a drug-free zone and less than 1,000 feet from East Side Elementary School and Buckner Park.

Authorities seized over $1,000 in cash, 14.2 grams of methamphetamine, and supplies used to manufacture illegal drugs.

Tinsley was charged with two first-degree felony counts of and delivery of a controlled substance in a drug free zone. As of Wednesday afternoon his bond had not been set.

The search warrant was executed by the county’s SWAT team and officers from the Jacksonville Police Department Narcotics Division.