By Brad Kellar

Herald-Banner Staff

WILLS POINT — The Hunt County Sheriff’s Office arrested two people late Thursday night on charges of drug possession and abandoning/endangering children.

Dustin Richard Early and Annie Rebecca Sattler remained in custody Friday afternoon in the Hunt County Detention Center. Early,33, of West Tawakoni, was being held in lieu of a total of $1 million bond on four counts of manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance and two counts of abandoning/endangering a child. Sattler, 33, of Wills Point was being held in lieu of $400,000 bond on two counts of abandoning/endangering a child.

Both received magistrate’s warnings at the jail Friday morning from Precinct 1, Place 1 Justice of the Peace Wayne Money but it was not immediately known whether either suspect were represented by attorneys.

The sheriff’s office reported Early and Sattler were taken into custody at approximately 11 p.m. Thursday on outstanding warrants for manufacture delivery of controlled substance and abandoning/endangering child with criminal negligence at a residence on Private Road 7047 in Wills Point.

The sheriff’s Criminal Investigation Division had been conducting an investigation into the allegations of narcotic activity in the area when they were contacted by Child Protective Services about an investigation in their agency.  The allegations shared by Child Protective Services was that children inside the residence had tested positive for methamphetamine.

“By far narcotics investigations take a lot of time and patience and I want to commend the investigators for staying on top of this investigation and making the arrests,” said Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks. “I encourage anyone with suspicions about narcotic activity to report these things to Hunt County Crime Stoppers by either calling or through the web based services.”