Rangers, DPS, probe meth discovery in jail

The Texas Rangers and the Department of Public Safety are investigating the discovery of methamphetamine in the Hockley County Jail.

Chief Deputy Jim Warren confirmed Friday that 25 grams of meth was found last week on an inmate.

The Sheriffís Office contacted the Rangers and asked them to conduct an investigation in the case. The DPS is also involved.

Warren said the discovery stemmed from a case in which one of the suspects in a high-speed chase that  started in Anton and ended in Lubbock was recently transferred here from Lubbock.

The subject, another male subject and two females are suspects in the investigation.

Warren said a jailer was injured this week when he tried to break up a fight involving one of the suspects.

Juan Quintana was hospitalized with head trauma afterwards.

District Attorney Christopher Dennis said he has not received any information on the case.

Dennis said he learned that the meth found was a ‘surprisingly large quantity.’

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