K-9 unit helps take Harris County suspect into custody

Austin Hunter Mattern faces drug-related charges


HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – A K-9 unit had to go into a Harris County home and help take a suspect into custody, Constable Mark Herman’s office said Thursday.

About 1 p.m. Tuesday, deputies arrived at a home in the 21700 block of North Tangle Creek Drive to serve a felony warrant for 21-year-old Austin Hunter Mattern, investigators said.

Deputies were informed of the warrant by special agents with the Texas Department of Public Safety, according to a news release.

Mattern was spotted in the house, but refused to come out or answer to deputies, officials said.

Finally, deputies said they entered the home with K-9 assistance and arrested Mattern, who is accused of possessing marijuana and manufacturing a controlled substance with intent to deliver, which are second-degree felony charges.

Mattern is currently at the Harris County Jail, held on $1000,000 bond.

“While clearing the residence for other suspects, deputies observed narcotics and drug paraphernalia in several areas throughout the home,” Herman said. “An investigation revealed hidden narcotics being found to include marijuana, synthetic THC wax and other assorted paraphernalia.”

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