COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KBTX) – College Station police have arrested two suspected drug dealers from Bryan.
In an ongoing money laundering and criminal conspiracy investigation, College Station police executed a search warrant and investigated a home in the 500 block of S. Coulter Drive. The house was the residence of Logan Collins, 24, of Bryan, and Rece Norton, 25, of Bryan.
According to police, as they searched the house, Norton was found coming out of the bathroom. In the bathroom, officers found Adderall residue in the toilet bowl. Additionally, in the trash, police said they found loose Adderall pills and a plastic bag containing 17.1 grams of Adderall pills.
During Collins’ questioning by authorities, she was allowed to contact an emergency contact, but instead police found her deleting communication records from her phone.
Collins was arrested for criminal conspiracy possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver- sentence group 1-200 grams or more but less than 400 grams, possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver- group of penalty 1- more than 400 grams-drugs-free zone and tampering with evidence.
During an investigation of Ryan Stallings, 33, of College Station and his girlfriend Celeste Perez, 26, of College Station, the College Station Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit obtained a warrant for Stallings’ cell phone which reveals messages between him and Norton.
Officials learned that Stallings would travel to Houston to pick up cocaine and other drugs that Stallings and Norton would sell in Brazos County. Additionally, the messages revealed that Stallings provided Norton with several thousand fake Adderall pills containing methamphetamine as collateral while Stallings transported some of Norton’s money to Houston.
Authorities say the type of communication exchanged between the two is similar to those with a criminal enterprise in drug trafficking and distribution.
Police identified Norton’s residence, the 4000 block of Pendleton Drive, as where Stallings and Norton stored the proceeds of felony drug sales and bulk quantities of drugs.
In October 2021, a search warrant was executed at the 600 block of West Ridge Drive in College Station involving an ongoing drug investigation.
The investigation revealed that Norton was supplying fake Adderall pills pressed with methamphetamine and cocaine to Nicolas Townsend of Roans Prairie to distribute. Officials say Townsend paid Norton both in cash and sent money via an electronic money transfer service.
From August 2020 to November 2021, bank statements obtained by police show Norton received and deposited $91,539.99. However, Norton only declared $1,120 to the required agencies.
Officials say Norton also deposited $5,302.75 from his bank account into the checking account of an identified company.
According to authorities, this type of financial behavior is common among high-level drug traffickers, so they may transfer profits from criminal drug sales to launder their funds and/or hide them from law enforcement.
Norton remains in Brazos County Detention Center on $713,000 bond. He is charged with money laundering – $30,000 or more but less than $150,000, 4 counts of making and delivering, and tampering with evidence.
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