Money, pistol, drugs seized after undercover investigation; 2 arrested


LA PORTE, Texas – La Porte police detectives on Monday arrested two people they say were regional drug distributors.

Detectives involved in the undercover operation seized more than $3,000, a semi-automatic pistol, and a multitude of illegal prescription narcotics, which included morphine and Dilaudid pills.

The operation resulted in police arresting 26-year-old Allene Griffith, of Houston, and 35-year-old Steven Martin, of Reserve, Louisiana, near a Kroger located in the 1300 block of West Fairmont Parkway.  

Griffith was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, and Martin was charged with delivery of a controlled substance and unlawful carrying of a firearm by a felon.

La Porte police ask anyone with information on suspected narcotics trafficking or other illegal activity in the city to contact the department's Criminal Investigative Division at 281-842-3173.