Garrison man charged for fentanyl possession, distribution
Officers with the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Department have arrested a Nacogdoches County man in a multi-agency investigation.
Michael Donaye Garrett, 48 of Garrison, Texas is facing multiple felonies. Earlier this week, Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office investigators filed a second-degree felony charge for possession of a controlled substance against Garrett.
The charge is the third felony filed by the sheriff’s office in addition to two first-degree felony charges for delivery of a controlled substance filed at the time of his arrest in November 2022.
Garrett has also been indicted federally on a charge of distribution and possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, specifically methamphetamine. He is currently in federal custody on that charge.
He faces between five and 40 years in federal prison and a fine, or a minimum of four years of supervised release. The most recent charge was filed by NCSO investigators after lab tests confirmed the 180-grams of pills recovered during a search of his home in the 15000 block of U.S. 59 N. contained fentanyl, a powerful and dangerous opiate.
Garrett was identified as a suspect in a multi-agency investigation into the trafficking of methamphetamine, heroin and prescription medication in Nacogdoches County and East Texas. On November 10, investigators went to Garrett’s residence to serve warrants based on information gathered during the investigation. The pills were found during a search of the residence.
Each of the first-degree felonies is punishable by between five and 99 years in prison. The second-degree felony is punishable by between two and 20 years in prison. All three charges carry potential fines of up to $10,000 each.
The NCSO would like to thank the DEA and the Texas Department of Public Safety for their assistance in this investigation.