Drug investigations end in eight arrests

ABILENE, Texas - The Taylor County Sheriff's Office arrested eight people after conducting investigations into possible illegal drug activity.

The investigations were of two different incidents in two days.

The following is a press release from the sheriff's office:

A total of eight people were arrested over the last two days as TCSO Narcotics Agents and Warrant officers investigated possible illegal drug activity.

On Monday at approximately 4:30 PM, officers contacted a wanted subject in the 1300 block of Andy Lane, in Abilene. As officers approached a known nearby residence, two other males tried to flee, but were captured. Kevin Hobbs, 28, of Abilene was arrested and charged with Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance Methamphetamine, after he was found to be in possession of approximately 20 grams of "crystal" meth. Hobbs was also charged with Possession of Marijuana, and is currently being held in the Taylor County Jail under bonds totaling $22,000. Also arrested were: Bruce Wayne Thomas, 32, of Abilene, on a Criminal Trespass warrant. He is currently being held under a $1,500 bond; Jacob Tarango, 32, of San Angelo, being held on Assault/Family Violence, and Motion To Revoke Probation (on a theft conviction) warrants. His bond totals $7,500; Jason Wayne Allen Jr., 33, of Abilene, on a Child Support warrant. He is currently in-custody under a $1,000 bond; and Joshua Lee Mayo, 22, of Abilene, on a Speeding warrant. He was released on bond on Monday.

[Tuesday] at approximately 4:00 PM, agents and warrant officers arrested three subjects after receiving a complaint of odor from a possible meth lab in the 800 block of South Willis in Abilene. Officers could smell the strong of odor of methamphetamine components as they approached the residence. A female answered the door, but quickly shut it and refused to open it again, stating there was an infant inside. Officers forcibly entered the residence and found over 1,000 grams of liquid methamphetamine. An 18-day-old infant was also in the residence. Arrested and charged were Levi Allen Roysden, 20, of Abilene, for Manufacture/Delivery of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, Theft, and Endangering a Child. He is currently being held in jail on bonds totaling $31,552.50; Christopher Chad Bakeman, 19, of Abilene, charged with Evading Arrest, Manufacture/Delivery of Methamphetamine, and failure to appear/pay fines on a previous Public Intoxication charge. He is currently being held under bonds totaling $23,331; and Dana Lee Bakeman, 21, of Abilene, being held under bonds totaling $25,000 for Manufacture/Delivery of Methamphetamine and Endangering A Child.

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