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TRF dropping the gauntlet on drugs

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TODD MISSION- The Texas Renaissance Festival (TRF) is dropping the gauntlet on drug activity on festival grounds with a collaborative effort between the TRF security team, Navasota Police Department, Grimes County Sheriff’s Office and Grimes County District Attorney’s Office. Three suspects were arrested Friday, Nov. 15, on a variety of drug charges.

According to a TRF press release, TRF officials want to combat concerns of narcotics trafficking and narcotics-related medical calls in the Fields of New Market Campgrounds.

Officers conducted an operation at the Fields of New Market Campgrounds adjacent to the Festival grounds that led to the arrest of several people that were in possession of a variety of narcotics. One investigation resulted in the seizure of methamphetamine, GHB (also known as the date rape drug), LSD acid, molly and heroin.

Eric Webb, 29, of Houston was charged with five second-degree felonies for delivery of a controlled substance and three state jail felonies for delivery of a controlled substance.

Nina Quigley, 20, of Houston and Samantha Kowis, 24, of Conroe were also arrested and are facing felony drug charges.

“The safety of our guests is a top priority here at the Texas Renaissance Festival and at the Fields of New Market Campground,” said Joe Bailey, TRF general manager. “We want to send a strong warning to those who intend to bring, use or sell illegal narcotics in the festival or campgrounds.”

All three suspects were arrested and booked into the Grimes County Jail. Lieutenant Michael Mize of Navasota Police Department stated the investigation is ongoing and several additional arrest warrants will be issued.