Friendswood police officers served a narcotics search warrant at 2315 Heritage Bend in the Heritage Park subdivision (unincorporated Harris County) at approximately 11:48 a.m. on February 14. The warrant is the result of an ongoing investigation into the distribution of methamphetamine in the Clear Lake area. Kevin Foster Quesenberry, 46, of Friendswood and Malori Ruth Hickey, 27, of Friendswood, were charged with Delivery of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1. During the search, officers seized 43.7 grams of methamphetamine, 3.82 ounces of marijuana and a 9mm pistol. Quesenberry has prior convictions for burglary, theft and drug offenses. He is on parole until July 2016 for a 1999 conviction for Possession of a Controlled Substance. Hickey is awaiting disposition of drug, theft and forgery charges from her November 2013 arrest in Sulphur, Louisiana.
Earlier in the week, on February 12 at 6:01 p.m., Andrea Nicole Staniszewski, 28, of Heritage Park, was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver in Penalty Group 1. An officer made contact with Staniszewski in the parking lot of the Kroger gas station in the 3100 block of FM 528. As Staniszewski got out of her car, the officer noticed that Staniszewski had a baggie of what appeared to be methamphetamine in the waistline of her jacket. Two baggies were removed from Staniszewski’s person and she was taken into custody. Staniszewski had 29.2 grams of methamphetamine.
The level of methamphetamine abuse is rising in the Houston area. This is of increasing concern to law enforcement because methamphetamine-related violence. Violence is more commonly associated with the production, distribution, and abuse of methamphetamine than with any other illicit drug. Methamphetamine is a powerful stimulant that affects the central nervous system and can induce anxiety, insomnia, paranoia, hallucinations, mood swings, delusions, and violent behavior, particularly during the “tweaking” stage of abuse.