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HOUSTON (CBS Houston) Thanks to a tip, officials with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office were able to arrest several individuals in connection with illegal drug activity.

According to officials, the tipster used the iWatch Harris County phone app to report the illegal activity. After receiving the tip, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Crime Control Division “…”conducted four felony arrests, three misdemeanor arrests, one felony warrant, and one misdemeanor warrant for seven individuals,” added authorities.

“For two days, last week the Division’s evening team units conducted both covert and high-visibility proactive patrol over the Highway 249 and Fallbrook area in northwest Harris County,” added authorities with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. “This was in response to an iWatch tip from a concerned citizen about possible illegal activity in the area.”

Those arrested included: Juana Johnson, 49, Randall Bell, 40, Lapasha Brown, 21, and Chad Joubert, 29. “They all were charged with possession of a controlled substance, a felony,” added officials.

“Reginald Calhoun, 33, received a misdemeanor arrest for possession of marijuana and driving while license invalid. Quinton Gillyard, 40, has both a misdemeanor warrant and misdemeanor arrest. Reginald Haynes, 28, received a misdemeanor arrest and felony warrant. Deputies found over $1000 of marijuana on Mr. Hayes. Photos of all are attached.”

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office continues to encourage citizens to  become/remain vigilant of their surroundings and to report crimes and illicit behavior. They also add that citizens who use the iWatch Harris County phone app are reporting crime by using a safe, effective and beneficial app.

Click here to learn more about the iWatch Harris County app.

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