by Emily Waldrep
A wanted Tyler County man was arrested on five different outstanding warrants, as well as new drug charges, on February 22 after the Tyler County Task Force received information disclosing the man's whereabouts.
Deputies from the Tyler County Sheriff's Office were contacted by Chief Deputy Phil Ryan on February 22 in reference to the wanted subject in Warren.
"Tyler County Task Force knew the whereabouts of the subject, identified as Robert Key, Jr., age 37, of Silsbee, who was staying at a residence on County Road 4525 in Warren," said Ryan.
Sheriff's Deputies met with multiple officers and agencies, including Game Wardens, State Troopers and the Task Force, and gained entry into the residence where Key was reported to be staying.
Key was asleep in the master bedroom and was placed in restraints and escorted out of the residence. A small plastic canister was recovered from Key's pocket that contained several empty plastic baggies typically used to sell narcotics.
A consent to search the residence was granted and deputies found an eye glasses case that contained a glass pipe and a small plastic bag with a white substance that field tested to be methamphetamine.
Key admitted that the methamphetamine belonged to him, and he was transported to the Tyler County Justice center and booked on outstanding warrants from Liberty and Hardin Counties.
Charges included Theft Of Property, Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, Theft of Firearm, Burglary of a Building, and Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon.
A large amount of stolen property was also found on the residence and further charges may incur.