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Law enforcement agencies seize 575 grams of meth in Tye

William Gregory Wilhelm

After an eight-month investigation, State of Texas and Taylor County law enforcement agencies seized 575 grams of methamphetamine on Wednesday from inside of a trailer home in Tye, according to the Tye Police Department.

William Gregory Wilhelm, 54, of Tye, is being held at the Taylor County Jail on first-degree felony charges of manufacture, delivery and possession of meth, according to jail records.

Tye Police Chief Jay Strong said that this was a "big case" involving 15 law enforcement officers from the Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Game Wardens, the Abilene Police Department and the Tye Police Department.

"They were fabulous and worked with us hand-and-hand in this investigation," Strong said.

Strong said that the seizure of meth happened in a trailer home south of Tye's city limits, but will not be releasing the exact location of the trailer home because "it's an ongoing investigation" that he hopes "leads to more arrests."

The law enforcement agencies executed the search warrant at around 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday without any resistance from Wilhelm, according to Strong.

Taylor County Jail records show that Wilhelm is being held on a $35,000 bond.

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