A tip from an anonymous user of the iWatchHarrisCounty smart phone app led to the arrest Tuesday of two people in an investigation at a northwest Harris County house that was being used to stash illegal drugs and grow marijuana plants with hydroponics equipment.
Maurice O. Jackson, 34, listed as living at the residence, was charged with possession with intent to deliver cocaine, possession of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana.
HCSO patrol officers and investigators followed up on the tip about numerous vehicles coming and going from the house at 7926 Glenn Cliff. One driver stopped after leaving the home and was arrested and charged with possessing marijuana. Another had drug paraphernalia.
After obtaining a warrant to search the home, deputies were preparing to enter it when Jackson tried to drive away. He was stopped and arrested.
Inside was a pound of processed marijuana, 13 marijuana plants and “grow lab” equipment.
“This is exactly one of the scenarios we envisioned when we launched the free crime-fighting app for smart phones. In non-emergency situations, the public should share its suspicions about illegal activity with us. We’ll take it from there,” Sheriff Adrian Garcia said. “You can send us tips in the form of e-mails, texts, photos and videos — and you can do it anonymously, using any language you choose.”
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iWatchHarrisCounty is the HCSO’s free mobile phone app that allows the public to report suspicious persons and/or activity anonymously, anywhere, any time.
For more information please visit www.iWatchHarrisCounty.com.