3/11/2016, Montgomery County Pct. 4 deputies, just before 2pm stopped a car for the driver not wearing his seatbelt and not using his turn signal.  A records check showed the driver, Mark Ruiz had an active felony warrant.  Upon the warrant being confirmed and Mark’s arrest, he requested that his belongings be given to his ex-wife who was at a nearby gas station.  When asked why, Mark stated that he was going to jail for a long time because of what deputies were going to find in his car.  In the backseat, deputies located just over 27grams of methamphetamines.  Also with the methamphetamines, deputies found a scale, spoon, a shot glass, all with residue and almost 100 small clear plastic baggies, all of which are commonly used for narcotics sale and use.  Mark was also charged with allegedly being in possession of methamphetamines.
Constable Kenneth “Rowdy” Hayden said, “Its guys like this that are filtering the illegal narcotics through our neighborhoods.  I’m proud of my guys for getting this guy off the street”.

Arrested:                                MARK RUIZ (date of birth 8/17/79) from Houston, TX                                                                                                  First Degree Felony – Manufacturer/Delivery of a Controlled Substance                                      Felony Warrant
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Sgt. Jim Slack #8408                                                                                                                                               Montgomery County Constable, Pct. 4                                                                                                                         Public Information Officer/Community Resource      


  1. Richard Shaw March 16, 2016 2:52 am 

    Outstanding work! Proud to be a resident of C-4 Montgomery County. May God keep His protective hands on each and every LEO out there!
    I am retired HCSO, so please be careful out there.

  2. Penny Benbow March 30, 2016 7:51 am 

    Thank you for keeping us safe Rowdy Hayden! I am so glad I voted for you! You and Ryan Gable are incredible!!

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