FORT BEND COUNTY (Covering Katy News) - A house in the 2500 block of Old South Drive in unincorporated Richmond was raided today, Friday Dec. 13, 2019. Investigators say 240 pounds of marijuana, approximately 74 grams of THC oil, approximately 20 grams of cocaine, and more than $400,000 in US currency and other assets were recovered. Detectives believe the cash is from drug transactions.
The Fort Bend County Narcotics Task Force says the illegal items recovered have a street value of more than a half-million dollars. The home where the raid took place is in the Pecan Grove subdivision.
"During the past several months, task force officers have conducted numerous undercover operations focused on identifying sources of supply of marijuana and illicit THC extracts sold and distributed in all areas of Fort Bend County," said a press release from the Sheriff's Office.
A search warrant was executed with the assistance of the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division, U.S. Homeland Security Investigations and the Houston Police Department.
Christopher Donelly, 37, of Richmond, was arrested and booked into the Fort Bend County Jail on a charge of manufacturing/delivery of a controlled substance, first degree felony. He was also charged with money laundering, a first degree felony. Donelly also faces a second degree felony possession of marijuana charge.
“Thank you to the Narcotics Task Force for your diligence in trying to keep our streets free of illicit substances,” Sheriff Troy Nehls said.