Special Crimes arrests 6 for sale of 41.3 grams of meth

  • CASEY DELANE TUCKER COURTESY HCSO
    CASEY DELANE TUCKER COURTESY HCSO
  • APRIL CERANA MARTIN COURTESY HCSO
    APRIL CERANA MARTIN COURTESY HCSO
  • DUSTIN WREN COURTESY HCSO
    DUSTIN WREN COURTESY HCSO
  • KANDARIS CROSBY COURTESY HCSO
    KANDARIS CROSBY COURTESY HCSO
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Undercover buys took place over 2 months, Estes says

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The Special Crimes Unit of the Sulphur Springs Police Department served warrants and arrested six people Tuesday on multiple felony possession and manufacture or delivery charges for a total of 41.3 net grams of methamphetamine during a two-month investigation and twelve separate undercover buys, according to police.

The following individuals were arrested in connection with the case: Kandaris Antoine Crosby, April Cereana Martin, Martin Russell McQueen, Dante Lamar Crosby, Casey Delayne Tucker and Dustin Wren.

At approximately 7:08 a.m., Sgt. Joe Scott and Lt. Mark Estes of SCU arrested Kandaris Antoine Crosby, 32, and April Cereana Martin, 42, both of Sulphur Springs at their residence in the 1400 block of Industrial Drive East. 

Kandaris Crosby had reportedly been under investigation by the SCU for possession and sale of

methamphetamine. During the investigation, SCU officers reportedly purchased methamphetamine from Kandaris Crosby on two separate occasions and were able to obtain arrest warrants stemming from these incidents. SSPD and the Hopkins County SWAT team served the two warrants for manufacture or delivery of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance.

Kandaris Crosby reportedly gave consent for officers to search the room, and a small amount of suspected methamphetamine was reportedly found in the room. He received an additional charge of possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance.

Bond was set at $130,000, and Kandaris Crosby remained in jail as of press time Wednesday, according to arrest and jail reports.

Martin, who was reportedly in the room when the warrants were served, was also charged with possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance. Her bond was set at $5,000, and she also remained in jail as of press time Wednesday, according to arrest and jail reports.

Martin Russell McQueen, 21, of Sulphur Springs was arrested at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday by SCU and SWAT on a warrant for manufacture or delivery of 1-4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance in a drug free zone. His bond was set at $50,000, and he remained in jail as of press time Wednesday, according to arrest and jail reports.

Dante Lamar Crosby, 29, of Sulphur Springs was arrested at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at his residence by SCU and SWAT on multiple warrants for manufacture or delivery of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance in a drug free zone. Dante Crosby was reportedly under investigation by SCU officers, who allegedly purchased 8.9 grams of methamphetamine from Dante Crosby on three separate undercover buys. 

SCU investigators and SWAT team members served the warrants and took Dante Crosby into custody. During the arrest, Dante Crosby was reportedly found to be in possession of approximately .2 grams of a white powdery substance believed to be cocaine in a drug free zone. He received an additional possession charge. His bond His bond was set at $165,000, and he remained in jail as of press time Wednesday, according to arrest and jail reports.

Casey Delayne Tucker, 36, of Sulphur Springs was arrested at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at her residence by SCU and SWAT on two warrants for manufacture or delivery of 1-4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance. SCU officers were reportedly investigating Tucker for possession and sales of methamphetamine. During the investigation, they allegedly made two

separate purchases of methamphetamine from Tucker. Her bond was set at $100,000, and she remained in jail as of press time Wednesday, according to arrest and jail reports.

Dustin Wren also remains in jail at press time on bonds totaling $140,000, according to jail records. 

“We try to do the investigations to make a point where if you’re selling dope and you’re in our county… we’re going to try to stay on top of them,” Estes said. “It takes a lot of time and paperwork, but that’s it in a nutshell. "