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2 arrested in SPD assisted mail case

The Slaton Police Department assisted in a Tuesday morning (March 2) case that lead to the arrest of two people.

Walter Wayne Goodman III, 37, and Michelle Lee Pierce, 39, both of Lubbock, were arrested in Slaton on charges of possession of a controlled substance, penalty group 1 between four and 100 grams.

Chief of Police Trevor Barnes said SPD assisted the United States Postal Service Inspectors Office and the Texas Department of Public Safety in the case, which occurred in the morning at 9:30 a.m. and lasted several hours.

This was done on a federal search warrant.

In addition to the controlled substances, more than 10,000 pieces of mail were discovered.

Both Goodman and Pierce were arrested, and then taken to Lubbock County Jail.

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