Coleman police seize record amount of meth from married couple


COLEMAN, Texas - The Coleman Police Department arrested a couple with meth and guns and reportedly seized the largest amount of meth in Coleman County's history.

Coleman police say they seized 16 pounds of methamphetamine and several illegal guns after executing three search warrants over a week.

Joe Louis Rosales Jr., 46, and Rhonda Kay Rosales, 45, were both arrested during the initial search warrant on August 31, according to Coleman Police Chief Anthony Smith.

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He said several law enforcement agencies conducted a raid at 10:20 p.m. at the couple's house on W. 10th Street.

Smith said officers discovered evidence in the initial search warrant that led to them to the storage units on September 1 and September 3, where they located the meth and guns. Officers also reportedly found scales, packaging materials, and drug paraphernalia in those units. Some of the recovered guns were also stolen, according to police.

Smith said the arrests were part of an ongoing investigation.

Joe Rosales is being charged for manufacturing and delivery of a controlled substance in a Drug Free Zone and possession of a firearm by a felon, according to police.

His wife, Rhonda, is facing a manufacturing and delivery of a controlled substance in a Drug Free Zone charge. The couple bonded out of jail earlier this week, according to Smith.

The Coleman County Sheriff's Office, Runnels County Sheriff's Office, Coleman Park Police, and Coleman ISD Police also assisted in this investigation.

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