Criminal Complaint: Man arrested after Amarillo law enforcement find fentanyl, guns in motel
AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) - Amarillo law enforcement have arrested a man after they say they found three guns and around $20,000 in drugs in his motel room.
Court documents reveal in July, members of the Amarillo Police PACE Unit and Drug Enforcement Administration agents started an investigation into a drug trafficking organization distributing fentanyl pills in Amarillo.
During the investigation, officials say they found Gary Eugene Carlisle Sr. was a source of supply of pills.
On August 8, agents received information Carlisle was at an Amarillo motel.
A Task Force Officer responded and found a white Lexus previously identified as the suspect’s car parked in the motel parking lot. A search warrant for the motel room was obtained.
On August 9, Carlisle left the suspected room and was taken into custody. During the search of his car, court documents say a handgun was found.
Officials say during the search of the room, a canvas bag was found with marijuana, approximately 97 grams of white powder suspected to be fentanyl, about 50 grams of blue M-30 fentanyl pills and about $7,900 in cash. Also found in the room was a black bag with two additional guns under the mattress.
According to street value estimates, the drugs have an estimated value of $20,000.
Carlisle Sr. was taken the the Amarillo Police Department to be interviewed. During the interview, he claimed ownership of the guns and drugs found in the motel room.
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