Members of the National Association of Black Journalists are not just partying at the annual convention in Boston. The journalists are there making a difference in people’s lives. Houston journalist and NABJ Region 5 Director Mary Benton tweeted a picture Monday afternoon showing the group in action. NABJ’s President Bob Butler was able to work with Rent-A-Center and get a homeless veteran furniture while they’re also focusing on preparing to welcome thousands of journalists from all around the country. Way to go guys!
Houston journalist Mary Benton held her final farewell party Saturday as she prepares to kick off a new chapter in her life.
After 20 years Mary left KPRC TV as a reporter for a public relations position with Harris County government.
The last and alleged final party was thrown by the Houston Association of Black Journalists where Benton has served as President.
Several members and friends attended the event to wish Mary well on her new chapter in life!
The Sheriff’s Office Special Crimes Unit in response to complaints from the community in the unincorporate area of Dickinson about the drug activity at what is called the “The Yard” which is located at 2812 Ave B, began a year long undercover operation that led to todays search warrants.
This investigation resulted in 24 individuals being charged with 43 offenses of selling drugs. Not all of these individual have been arrested today, however, their arrest will be forthcoming.
In additon to the activity at “The Yard” this investigation led investigator to 2804 24th St., where drugs were bought, which led to this search warrant being executed today. Alex Paige 38 is charged with selling drugs out of his home. Paige is charged with Manufacturing/Delivery of an controlled substance and found with 7.7 grams of crack cocaine in his pocket upon his arrest. His bond is set at $250,000.00 and $160,000.00 2 counts previously filed. Also arrested at this residence was Dwight Gaines 21. Gaines was charged with 2ct of Manufacturing/Delivery of a controlled substance, he was found in possession of 8.29 grams of crack cocaine, 6.5 grams of estcacy. Gaines bond was set at $40,000.00 each.
In addition to Paige and Gaines the following individuals are already in the County Jail:
Marcziavour Dickerson 44 Manufacturing/Delivery of a controlled substance 2 counts Bond $170,000.00
Alvin Perry Jones 36 Manufacturing/Delivery of an Controlled substance crack cocaine Bond $60,000.00
Henry Junior Nunez 48 Manufacturing/Delivery of an Controlled substance crack cocaine X-2 Bond $60,000.00 each.
Theodore Clay 30 Maunfacturing/Delivery of an Controlled substance crack cocaine X-4 Bond $330,000.00.
Undra Levin Cox 47 Manufacturing/Delivery of an Controlled substance crack cocaine Bond $60,000.00.
Currently in TDCJ:
Shanequia McCall 33 Manufacturing/Delivery of an Controlled substance crack cocaine Bond $60,000.00
Joseph Nunn 36 Manufacturing/Delivery of an Controlled substance crack cocaine Bond $60,000.00
The following individuals were arrested today as a result of the two search warrants:
Brian Lott 35 Manufacturing/Delivery of an controlled substance Bond $60,000.00
Cynthia Jones 30 Manufacturing/Delivery of an controlled substance 2 counts Bond $210,000.00
Nyberia Nunez 33 Manufacturinf/Delivery of an controlled substance 3 counts Bond $180,000.00
Tyrone Johnson 45 Manufacturing/Delivery of an controlled substance4 counts Bond $330,000.00
Ira Hill 34 was arrest on a outstanding Federal warrant for Narcotic Trafficking out of Florida. Hill was turned over the US Marshall’s assisting us today.
The total amount of drugs seized at Paige’s residence was 16 grams of crack cocaine, 28 pills of ecstacy, 13.6 grams of marijuana individually packaged for sale.
Sheriff’s Office Deputies from the Special Crimes Unit, Criminal Investigations, Warrant, Patrol and Correction Divisions were assisted by the US Marshall’s, Galvesston Police Narcotics, Texas City Police Narcotics, League City Narcotics and K9 Unit and the UTMB K9 unit.
Sheriff Henry Trochesset
Galveston County Sheriff’s Office