HCSO: ‘iWatch Tip Leads To Triple Narcotics Arrests’


HOUSTON (CBS Houston) The Harris County Sheriff’s office arrested a trio accused of illegal drug activity; their arrest came upon the heels of a tip that was submitted through the HCSO’s free mobile phone app, iWatchHarrisCounty.

“Deputies from HCSO Patrol District 5 and the Crime Control Division (CCD) established surveillance on a residence in the 19000 block of Horseshoe Lake in northwest Harris County on June 12, 2013, after receiving a tip of possible drug activity at the location,” added officials.

“While conducting surveillance, deputies noticed vehicles coming and going from the residence, staying only for a short period of time. One of the CCD units established probable cause and stopped one of the vehicles leaving the house. The driver was arrested for possession of a controlled substance.”

Upon further investigation, two other arrests of people inside the house were made. “One individual had two open felony warrants and another had an open felony warrant out of Waller County,” added HCSO officials.

Inside the home officials found several drugs, estimated to have a street value of over $8,000. Drug paraphernalia was also found.

Those arrested included:

1. James McCauley-charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine. He also had two felony warrants out of Harris County- for Burglary and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

2. Nancy McCauley -charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine. She had a felony warrant out of Waller County for Possession of a Controlled Substance.

3. Tara Mitchell– charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance

as stated by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

Officials are thankful to citizens who use the app to report illicit and illegal activity and encourage Harris County residents to use the app even more. Click here to learn more about and download the iWatchHarrisCounty app, which “…is the HCSO’s free mobile phone app that allows the public to report suspicious persons and/or activity anonymously, anywhere, any time,” add authorities.

View photos of those arrested by authorities below:


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