9 pounds of marijuana, 19 plants, and 2 grams of meth found in Bowie County home


A Bowie County man was arrested by Bowie County Sheriff’s Deputies Wednesday for allegedly having nine pounds of marijuana, 19 marijuana plants, and two grams of methamphetamine in his home.

According to a Sheriff’s Office press release Deputies Nick Moses and Kenny McMillen responded to the 100 block of County Road 4265 on a report of horses on the loose.

Deputies were informed the horses belonged to James Randall May.

According to the release, “as these deputies approached the front door of May’s home they both smelled the odor of marijuana coming from inside the residence.”

The door was answered by May’s mother Rachael Fowler.

According to the release, while speaking with Mrs. Fowler at the front door, the deputies noticed a clear one gallon bag containing marijuana lying on the coffee table just behind her. Mrs. Fowler informed the deputies that her son had told her “it was only marijuana.”

The two deputies checked the rest of the home for other persons at this time and found none. Mrs. Fowler was asked for her consent to search her house which she denied.

Deputies Moses and McMillen then contacted Investigator Tina Lee who started the process of obtaining a search warrant for this residence. Mr. May returned home while these deputies were waiting on Investigator Lee to arrive with the search warrant. Mr. May informed the two deputies that anything illegal found inside this residence belonged to him.

Investigator Lee and Investigator Chad Ford drove to Mrs. Fowler’s home after obtaining a search warrant.

During the search of this house, deputies and investigators seized nine pounds of marijuana, 19 marijuana plants, two grams of methamphetamine, $27,626.00 in United States currency and several firearms.

May was arrested and transported to the Bi-State Jail where he was booked in for Possession of a Controlled Substance Over One Gram and Under Four Grams and Possession of Marijuana Over Five Pounds and Under Fifty Pounds.

Bond has not yet been set for May.

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