Two men were arrested on manufacturing or delivery of a controlled substance charges after authorities executed a search warrant late Thursday night and recovered 443 grams of methamphetamine from a Waco motel, McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara said.
Michael Dean Yepma, 58, and Robert Allen Guinn, 49, were arrested after officers with the McLennan County Sheriff’s Office Organized Crime Unit, its Fugitive Apprehension Special Tasks Unit and K9 team served a search warrant at the New Road Inn, at 4000 Interstate 35 Frontage Road, at about 11 p.m. Sheriff’s office authorities reported that investigators seized about 443 grams of methamphetamine, with a street value of about $40,000.
The warrant was the result of a joint investigation by the Texas Department of Public Safety, Waco Drug Enforcement unit and the Sheriff’s Office, McNamara said.
Both Yepma and Guinn were arrested on the felony drug charge. McNamara said Yepma is on parole for narcotics-related offenses and has served time in federal prison for narcotics-related offenses.
“I had arrested Yepma myself back in the early ’90s,” McNamara said. “I believe it was 1993 when my brother and I arrested him and he went to federal prison. He did a federal prison stint for narcotics violations and he just recently got out of state prison in December for an assault.”
McNamara said Guinn is also on parole for burglary related offenses.
Yepma remained in custody Friday morning in lieu a $50,000 surety bond, and Guinn remained in custody in lieu a $25,000 surety bond.
“I am very much proud of all the officers, and we are appreciative for the assistance of DPS and the Waco Drug Enforcement,” McNamara said. “It is a good team effort.”