UPDATED: Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 10:28am
GRIMES COUNTY — When it comes to battling drugs and narcotics on the streets, it's a never-ending battle for local law enforcement.
But thanks to a new partnership in Grimes County between the DA's office, the sheriff's office and the Navasota Police Department the job may be a little bit easier to do now.
The concept isn't new but the partnership is.
"It's just a creative coalition that's been re-established here locally," said Sheriff Don Sowell.
The newly formed "Strike Force" unit is made up of two officers from the Navasota Police Department, two from the Grimes County Sheriff's Office and one investigator from the DA's office.
Together they're working to combat the drug and narcotics problem in Grimes County; an issue District Attorney, Tuck Mclain, says leads to other problems.
"Whether it's burglaries or thefts to get money for drugs, I'm convinced a vast, vast majority of my cases are related to substance abuse."
And after just one week in operation the Strike Force unit is already successful.
The team arrested 36-year-old Major Hood, who is believed to be a main supplier of PCP and crack cocaine in the Navasota area.
Navasota Police Chief, Shawn Myatt says, "It's pretty significant. It's one of the larger ones I've seen since I've been here."
Chief Myatt says their early success is just a sign of what's to come in the future.
"That just comes from the officers involved and their readiness to get into this and work."
To help make the neighborhoods in Grimes County a little safer by getting drug dealers off the streets.