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Republic Man Charged After DEA Agents Raid Home

Photo: Image by Greene County Sheriff's Office

Republic Man Charged After DEA Agents Raid Home

By Lynne Roberts. CREATED Jul 26, 2014

A man from Republic is jailed on a federal drug charge related to a raid earlier this week. 

DEA agents served a search warrant at William Cruz-Martinez's home on Wednesday after detectives received a tip from a confidential informant.  Officers reported finding more than 150 grams of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia at the home on East Haley Street. 

Cruz-Martinez, 39, and three others were taken into custody.

According to court documents, the informant told officers that Cruz-Martinez was getting large amounts of meth from the Kansas City area to sell in Republic.

At the time of his arrest, authorities said Cruz-Martinez was wearing an ankle monitoring bracelet.  Court records show the bracelet was attached by a bondsman who had freed Cruz-Martinez from custody on charges of tampering and felon in possession of a firearm.

Cruz-Martinez is being held in the Greene County Jail on one count of possession with the intent to distribute.  A judge had denied bond.

Lynne Roberts

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Texas native Lynne Roberts joined the KTTS news team in January 2014.