Drug bust and arrest
Jan 24, 2017
January 24, 2017
On January 23, 2017
Deputies with the Liberty County Sheriff’s Criminal Interdiction Unit conducted
a traffic stop on a 2011 Cadillac CTS bearing a Texas registration. The vehicle was Northbound on Hwy-59 in
Liberty County. There were two occupants
in the vehicle. There was a belief that
the occupants were involved in criminal activity. Both of the occupants gave their consent to
search the vehicle.
During the search
the Deputies located a false/hidden compartment in the floorboard area of both
the driver and passenger side. When
access was gained by the Deputies they located 10 bundles that were wrapped in
black electrical tape. The bundles
contained a white powdery substance that is believed to be Cocaine. One of the occupants admitted that the
Cocaine was his and that the other person had no knowledge of the Cocaine. The occupant that admitted that the drug was
his was identified as Francis Stephan Lee, DOB: 01/06/1970.
Lee was placed in
custody and transported to the Liberty County Jail. The Cocaine weighed approximately 12 pounds
and had an estimated street value of $150,000.
Francis Stephan Lee was charged with Manufacturing/Delivery of a Controlled
Substance: PG-1, a First Degree Felony.
Lee also has a hold out of the State of Maryland for a Parole
Bobby Rader -
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