Felon Arrested with Firearms, Meth, and More, LIVINGSTON, August 29, 2019 - On August 28, 2019, Detectives with the Polk County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Division received a Crime Stoppers tip in reference to the whereabouts of Dorothy Nettles who had an outstanding felony warrant for her arrest. Tips advised nettles to be residing with her boyfriend Joe Allen Meadows off of Mangum Road. Detectives arrived on scene and made contact with Meadows at the front door of the residence. During a sweep of the residence, in an attempt to locate Nettles, detectives observed what they knew to be methamphetamine in plain view throughout the residence. Detectives obtained a search warrant for the property from the 411th Judicial District Judge K. Jones.
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A search of the residence revealed items used in the distribution of methamphetamine and marijuana, items used to ingest methamphetamine and marijuana, a large amount of methamphetamine, a ruger semi-automatic pistol, and two body armor vests. Throughout the residence were personal belongings of nettles. Meadows and Nettles are convicted felons that can not yet possess firearms or body armor at all. Meadows was arrested for possession of a controlled substance in penalty group one in the amount of greater than or equal to two hundred grams but less than four hundred grams, unlawful possession of a firearm by felon, and two counts of unlawful possession of body armor by felon. Additional felony warrants will be obtained for the arrest of Dorothy Nettles. If you have any information as to the whereabouts of Dorothy “Dee Dee” Inell Nettles, contact Crime Stoppers at 936-327-stop or Polk County Narcotics Detective Jacob Hopper at 936-329-9010, where you can remain anonymous and may collect a cash reward for information leading to an arrest.
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