Michael Jenkins Brown
(Waller Co. Jail)

A warrant operation this (Wednesday) morning at a motel in Prairie View led to the arrest of a man on numerous drug charges.

Around 5 a.m., members of the Austin County Special Response Team executed a search warrant and arrest warrants at the Prairie View Inn, located in the 21000 block of FM 1098.  The operation was the result of an ongoing investigation by the Westside Narcotics Task Force, which had received reports of narcotics being distributed from the motel.

Methamphetamine seized during a warrant operation Wednesday morning at the Prairie View Inn.
(courtesy Austin Co. Sheriff's Office)

A search of a motel room led to authorities seizing crystal methamphetamine, heroin, Xanax, marijuana and United States currency.

39-year-old Michael Jenkins Brown was arrested without incident and booked into the Waller County Jail.  His charges include five felony warrants for Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance, three additional charges of Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance, and Tampering with Evidence.

Heroin found by investigators during a search Wednesday morning at the Prairie View Inn.
(courtesy Austin Co. Sheriff's Office)

The Westside Narcotics Task Force covers four counties and includes investigators from the Austin County Sheriff’s Office, Bellville Police Department, Sealy Police Department, Hempstead Police Department, Waller County Sheriff’s Office, Fayette County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The Waller County District Attorney’s Office assisted with the investigation.  Waller County Sheriff’s Office K-9 units and the Prairie View Police Department aided in the warrant operation.

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