Man investigated for bomb threat appears in court on drug charges

HOUSTON – A man who was the subject of an investigation into a bomb threat last week at a downtown Houston courthouse last week appeared in court Wednesday on drug charges.

The threat was sent to KPRC2 on Sept. 21 and was forwarded to authorities. The threat prompted officials to search the Harris County Courthouse on Carolina Street.

On Tuesday, authorities arrested 38-year-old Norman Truss after they said investigators traced the bomb threat to a computer at his home at Wilcrest Drive and Beechnut Street.

Investigators said they found marijuana, Ecstasy and guns at Truss’ home.

"As they were executing the search warrant, looking for electronic devices and bomb devices, they detected a strong odor of marijuana throughout the entire residence and as they conducted the search based on the search warrant, they recovered 81.9 grams of ecstasy, which field tested positive," the prosecutor said. "They also recovered 6.2 pounds of marijuana and several firearms at the location."

Truss told KPRC2 that he didn’t send the threat.

Investigators said Truss was scheduled to appear in civil court in a debt collection case on the day the threat was made.

Truss has not been charged in connection with the bomb threat. Investigators said they are searching his computer to determine if there is enough evidence to charge him in that case.

Truss was being held in jail on $30,000 bond.

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