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Man, woman arrested with drugs across from elementary school

January 31, 2019

A man and woman have been arrested after being caught with illicit drugs while stopped in front of Bear Creek Elementary School.

Deputies with Harris County Precinct 5 Constable Ted Heap’s Office arrested Ryan Byrd, 34, and Elizabeth Holmes, 28, on Wednesday, Jan 30, in the 4800 block of Whispering Falls.

According to a news release, Byrd and Holmes were arrested “after they were found in possession of heroin and crystal meth in a drug free zone in northwest Houston.”

Ryan Byrd, 34, and Elizabeth Holmes, 28, were arrested on Wednesday, January 30, in the 4800 block of Whispering Falls, directly across from Bear Creek Elementary School.

Deputies reportedly found “1.8 grams of heroin and 2.2 grams of crystal meth in Byrd’s vehicle. A search of Holmes residence at that location found more heroin in her bedroom.”

Both were booked into the Harris County Jail and are facing felony charges of possession of a controlled substance in a drug free zone. According to the Constable’s Office, drug crimes committed within 1,000 feet of a school are subject to stricter penalties and more mandatory time in prison if the defendant is convicted.

Byrd has an extensive record in Harris County dating back to 2003. He has felony drug convictions and was out on bail for a misdemeanor theft charge when he was arrested Wednesday. He is being held on a $5,000 bond.

Holmes has several arrests on her Harris County record but this is her first listed felony case, according to the Harris County District Clerk’s Office. She has posted a $1,500 bond.

rkent@hcnonline.com

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