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08/02/2017

Wilburn area search warrant results in large seizure of drugs, money, and a firearm

In June of 2017, the Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office opened an investigation into an individual suspected of trafficking large amounts of Methamphetamine into Cleburne County. During the course of the investigation, Deana Winter Mathias, 48, from Tulare, California was developed as the main suspect, believed to be trafficking large amounts of Methamphetamine from California and into Cleburne County for distribution. Investigators with the Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office and the 16th Judicial Drug Task Force executed a search warrant on July 31, 2017 at Mathias’ residence in the McJester Road area near Wilburn.  During a search of the residence, Investigators located one firearm, and approximately 470 Grams (just over 1 pound) of Crystal Methamphetamine, with an approximate street value of $47,000.00.  Investigators also located $2,889.00 cash, believed to have been acquired from the proceeds of Methamphetamine sales, and over Five ounces of Marijuana. Mathias is currently being held in the Cleburne County Jail on no bond.

All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Sheriff Chris Brown

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