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Three jailed in large meth seizure

Photo: Levelland Police Dept.

Three people were arrested and a large amount of methamphetamine was seized during a bust here Tuesday night.

The arrests were made when two officers and the police department’s tactical unit executed a narcotics search warrant at 9:03 p.m. at 118 Pine St.

Arrested were Amber Lee Evans, 22; Daniel Mendez II, 33; and James Darrell Bridges, 40.

A search of the residence led to the seizure of 90 grams of methamphetamine, five ounces of marijuana and seven Acteminophen/Tramadol pills. Bridges had 2.85 grams of meth, drug paraphernalia and cash in his possession, according to police.

He became combative with officers and, while being transported to jail, he allegedly destroyed additional meth in a patrol vehicle, a report said.

At the time of the bust, Mendez stated that ‘everything’ inside the home belonged to him.

Evans claimed that a purse containing meth and a baggie of marijuana belonged to her.

Evans was arraigned for manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance 4-200 grams, manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.

Her bonds totaled $31,000.

Mendez was arraigned for the same charges, plus possession of a dangerous drug.

His bonds totaled $34,500.

Bridges was arrested for manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance 1-4 grams, tampering with evidence and resisting.

However, he was not listed as an inmate at the county jail Thursday.

The Pine Street home was listed as the residence of Evans.

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