A 59-year-old local woman is in custody on drug charges following a lengthy undercover operation involving the Kaufman County narcotics investigators, the Kaufman County Multijurisdictional Swat Team and Terrell Police Department.
Deborah Ann Peterson, of Terrell, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance penalty group 1 (greater than 4 grams but less than 200 grams). Peterson was taken into custody after officers executed a search warrant on a suspected meth selling operation in the 500 block of East State St.
Investigators recovered more than $10,000 in cash, two sets of drug scales, a police scanner, a video surveillance camera, and approximately eight grams of crystal methamphetamines, and two baggies with unidentified pills.
Peterson was arrested without incident and transported to the Kaufman County Law Enforcement Center where she remains with bond set at $50,000.
“Over the course of the past two years, law enforcement in Kaufman County has realized the strength in partnerships and developed very strong relationships. This approach has greatly enhanced safety in our communities, as well as the effectiveness of our agencies,” Terrell Police Chief Jody Lay said. “Time and time again, we realize we all experience problems involving the same individuals. When we pool our efforts and resources, we are much more impactful. When the Terrell Police were asked to assist the Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office on this drug raid, we were more than willing to be involved and appreciative of their information sharing, as well as their work.”
Lay added that individuals connected with this location have a history of criminal involvement in the City of Terrell.
“This action is another step in making Terrell a safer community and on behalf of the Terrell Police, as well as the community, we appreciate the efforts of the Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office,” he said.