Blotter: Two in custody after pharmaceutical probe

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The owner of a pharmacy on Sunset Street was taken into custody by Denton police Tuesday on multiple charges.

Denton police, the Texas State Board of Pharmacy and the Drug Enforcement Administration served a search warrant at the pharmacy in the 600 block of Sunset Street, where the owner was charged with money laundering over $200,000 and three charges of diversion of controlled substance by registrant, dispensers and certain other persons, said Officer Ryan Grelle, Denton police spokesman.

The owner’s residence in Southlake was also searched, Grelle said.

Another person was also taken into custody and charged with money laundering over $200,000.

The case remained an open investigation Tuesday and no further information was released.

Other reports

500 block of Bryan Street — Police reported receiving a complaint about graffiti Monday from a building owner, who had found several instances of graffiti over the past week. Graffiti has been an ongoing issue, the owner told police.

800 block of South Interstate 35E Police are seeking the public’s assistance after a man reportedly robbed two people at one location recently in Lewisville. Police Capt. Kevin Deaver said the suspect was about 6 feet tall, has a thin build and was completely covered when he robbed two people Thursday.

Police said a woman was robbed as she was walking back to her residence from the convenience store when a man confronted her. The suspect, whose face was covered with a bandanna, displayed a handgun and demanded her money.

While police were investigating the robbery call in the area, a second robbery was reported at a nearby convenience store by an employee, who gave a similar description of the assailant. According to police, the clerk said the man demanded money at gunpoint and received an undisclosed amount of money.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Lewisville Police Department’s Crime Tip line at 972-219-TIPS (8477) or Denton County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-388-TIPS (8477).

Roundup

From 7 a.m. Monday to 7 a.m. Tuesday:

Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 821 service and officer-initiated calls and booked 40 people into Denton County Jail.

Denton police responded to 316 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 13 reports online.

Denton firefighters responded to 23 medical calls, one vehicle accident, one gas leak, and one chemical spill or leak, and assisted one agency.

Argyle firefighters responded to one grass fire and one vehicle fire. Argyle police responded to one grass fire, one suspicious activity call, seven traffic calls, one traffic accident and two harassment reports.

Aubrey firefighters assisted two citizens and responded to five medical calls, two structure fires, one odor investigation and one traffic accident. Aubrey police assisted three agencies and responded to two domestic disturbance calls, two traffic calls and one traffic accident.

Bartonville police assisted one agency and responded to six traffic calls.

Corinth police assisted one motorist and responded to one structure fire, one assault, one loose livestock call, two suspicious activity calls, 30 traffic calls, one welfare concern, three traffic transport incidents, two animal bites and 10 animal complaints.

Flower Mound police responded to one traffic accident and assisted one motorist.

Hickory Creek police assisted two agencies and responded to one loose livestock call, 27 traffic calls, one welfare concern and one loose livestock call.

Justin firefighters assisted one citizen and responded to one vehicle fire and one medical call. Justin police assisted one agency and responded to two traffic calls, one traffic accident and one animal complaint.

Krum firefighters responded to three medical calls. Krum police responded to one sexual assault, one disturbance call, one traffic call and one medical call.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to four medical calls and one traffic accident.

Lake Dallas police assisted one agency.

Lewisville firefighters responded to one smoke investigation. Lewisville police made seven arrests.

Little Elm firefighters responded to two medical calls, one electrical fire and three structure fires. Little Elm police responded to one assault, two burglary reports, one criminal mischief report, one disturbance call, one call about hearing gunshots, one theft, 10 traffic calls, one welfare concern, two traffic accidents and two animal complaints.

Northeast police assisted two agencies and one motorist and responded to one ordinance violation, two reckless drivers, eight traffic calls, two welfare concerns and one animal complaint.

Northlake police responded to one vehicle fire and eight traffic calls.

Oak Point firefighters responded to one downed power line. Oak Point police assisted one agency and responded to one downed power line, one call about hearing gunshots and one animal complaint.

Ponder firefighters responded to one medical call.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to six medical calls. Pilot Point police assisted one agency and responded to one disturbance call, one suspicious activity call, two traffic calls and one animal complaint.

Sanger police responded to three suspicious activity calls and one animal complaint.

The Colony firefighters responded to two structure fires.

Trophy Club firefighters responded to two medical calls. Trophy Club police responded to one medical call, eight traffic calls and four animal complaints.

— Megan Gray


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