HEIDENHEIMER — After the seizure of more than $37,000 and 30-plus pounds of marijuana by multiple law enforcement agencies and the completion of a thorough investigation, Ricky Darnell Freeman, of Temple, was arrested.
Freeman, 33, was in the Bell County Jail on Thursday after his arrest Wednesday. He was held on bonds that totaled $50,000 on a charge of possession of marijuana between 5 and 50 pounds, a third-degree felony.
He also was held on the unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, a charge from another law enforcement agency.
Temple Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit, SWAT team, Bell County Sheriff’s Department, Texas Department of Public Safety, Drug Enforcement Agency, FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives joined in a narcotics search warrant at a Temple area residence. No arrests were made at the time the search warrant was executed, Officer Shawana Neely said Thursday.
In addition to seizure of money and marijuana, five firearms and an ATV were seized. One of the firearms was reported stolen by another agency, Neely said.
After the seizures, the Special Investigations Unit continued its investigation and then requested and received a warrant for Freeman’s arrest.
The arrest affidavit said about 32 pounds of marijuana was found, and about 15 pounds of it was found in a large Tupperware container. A blue duffle bag had 14 vacuum-sealed bags weighing about 15 pounds, 12.8 ounces, as well as