They’re calling it “Super Meth”, and law enforcement officials say it’s now beginning to show up in East Texas. That was the case in Polk County where a Woodville man was recently arrested and is now under indictment by a Federal Grand Jury in relation to a new form of an old problem – methamphetamine.
26-year-old Christopher DeShawn Montoya, of Woodville, has been indicted on numerous federal charges related to a December 2019 raid on a home by Polk County deputies, and also a July 2019 traffic stop by the Woodville Police Department.
The Polk County raid occurred after Montoya was accused of leading Woodville Police on a high speed pursuit and eventually escaping. Polk County deputies went to the home where Montoya was reportedly hiding out, and once inside they said they found Montoya along with two women, Kimberly I-Kea Tysha Foster, 19, of Hillister, and Portia Rashawn Winston, 30, of Woodville, along with children.
Deputies said they found just over a kilogram of “super methamphetamine”, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, three handguns, ecstasy pills, and a large amount of cash. Deputies noted that the drugs were in reach of the children.
“Super Meth” was described as being 98% pure meth. A previously unheard of form of the drug, stronger and more highly addictive, which is now being mass produced by the Mexican drug cartels who are bringing it into the United States and it’s beginning to show up in Deep East Texas.
Meanwhile, Woodville Police say that a July 2019 traffic stop revealed Montoya to be in possession of marijuana, pills, a handgun, and drug paraphernalia.
Federal prosecutors say Montoya is charged with two counts of Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person, one count of Possession with the Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance, one count of Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance on Premises where Children Present, and one count of Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime.
The case is being prosecuted by Special Assistant Prosecutor Tommy L. Coleman with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Texas.
If convicted, prosecutors say Montoya faces a minimum of ten years and up to life in federal prison.