Drugs, cash, guns confiscated, six arrested in raid

Six people were arrested and cash, drugs and guns were confiscated in an early-morning raid last week in the Quinlan area, according to Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks.

“Early Tuesday morning, Oct. 3, 2017, the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at a compound known as ‘Ketchum’s Compound’ located in the 10000 block of Hilltop Circle in the Quinlan area. The Sheriff’s Office MRAP was used to make entry into the compound. The Hunt County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team as well as the Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team were used to execute the search warrant,” Meeks said.

The sheriff said during the search of the property, Investigators recovered marijuana, methamphetamines, drug paraphernalia, firearms and United States currency.

“Six individuals were taken into custody at the residence and booked into the Hunt County Detention Center. Charges on the individuals ranged from Manufacture and Delivery of a Controlled Substance to Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon,” he said.

The six individuals taken into custody are Kyle Quincy Ketchum, 29, of Terrell; Crystal Leann Sharkey, 36, of Quinlan; Randy Casas, 39, of Quinlan; Dallas Gordon Spangler, 41, of Quinlan; Shane Michael Moreland, 40, of Quinlan; and Jennifer Michelle Baty, 41, of Quinlan.

“I would like to thank the Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Office, the Quinlan Police Department, the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms for their assistance in this investigation as we continue our fight against illegal drugs in Hunt County,” Meeks said.

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