On February 6, 2017, detectives and agents with the Montgomery County Narcotics Enforcement Team (MOCONET) received information in reference to a large amount of United States Currency being shipped through the United States Post Office. During the course of the investigation, it was determined the currency was being sent to Colorado to purchase an unknown amount of marijuana as well as marijuana infused edibles and oils to be sold in the Montgomery County area. As a result of the investigation, law enforcement interdicted a parcel that was found to contain $36,000.00 in U.S. Currency. The U.S. Currency was seized pending further investigation.
On February 8, 2017, the investigation led to a search warrant being conducted in the 800 block of Glen Hollow Dr., in Conroe, Texas. As a result of the search warrant, an additional $6,600.00 in U.S. Currency was seized, 1.9 pounds of hydroponic marijuana, 2 grams of marijuana wax/shatter, over 200 grams of THC infused edibles, and two firearms. John Philip Simon, who was found in possession of these illicit narcotics was arrested and booked into the Montgomery County Jail.
The Montgomery County Narcotics Enforcement Task Force is a cooperative multi-agency task force which consists of law enforcement agencies from, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Walker County Sheriff’s Office, Montgomery County Precinct 4 Constables Offices, Texas Department of Public Safety-CID, Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, Walker County District Attorney’s Office, Customs and Border Protection-Houston Air and Marine Operations, and Homeland Security Investigations. Participating agencies recognized that a special collaborative effort was necessary to more effectively combat the drug distribution and collection of drug proceeds throughout the area.
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office encourages those who have knowledge of illegal narcotics use or sales to please contact Montgomery County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-392- STOP (7867) or you can report tips anonymously at www.Stopdrugsmontgomerycounty.org