Criminal Complaint: Man arrested after Amarillo law enforcement find fentanyl, guns in motel

Published: Aug. 14, 2023 at 12:05 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 14, 2023 at 5:13 PM CDT
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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.