ENNIS – The Ennis Police Department arrested a 32-year-old man Friday on two warrants that allege he’s sold crack cocaine to adults from a location near a school.
Ronnie Joe Kidd of Ennis was taken into custody without incident at his residence on Tyler Street at about 5:30 a.m., detective Sgt. Mike Hopson said.
“We arrested him on two warrants for manufacture/ delivery of a controlled substance, penalty group 1, over 1 gram, under 4 grams, in a drug-free zone,” he said.
Hopson said police also executed a search warrant at the residence, confiscating about $3,300 in cash and a 1999 Chevrolet Corvette.
The arrest resulted from an undercover investigation that began after complaints were received from nearby residents and a church, Hopson said.
“We started following up on it and were able to do some (undercover) purchases from him. The buys were at his house, which is only about 564 feet from the new Carver Early Childhood Center (located on MLK Boulevard),” Hopson said, noting that drug-free zones extend out 1,000 feet from a school.
Drug-free zones allow a charge to be enhanced and, in this case, Kidd is facing a first-degree felony on each of the two charges, Hopson said. Bond information was not immediately available.
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