Long investigation in Burnet County nets alleged major meth supplier

FROM STAFF REPORTS

BOBBY EARL MCGRAW

BOBBY EARL MCGRAW

BURNET — Burnet County Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested a man Oct. 17 who they believe supplied the majority of methamphetamine to local users.

“For us, he’s a large, significant trafficker,” Capt. Dwight Hardin said. “He was responsible for supplying a majority of the people in Burnet County with methamphetamine.”

Deputies charged Bobby Earl McGraw, 41, with manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance (between 200 and 400 grams), a first-degree felony. He also faces six counts of possession of a firearm by a felon.

According to BCSO officials, the Texas Department of Corrections paroled McGraw in June 2011 for a conviction of manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance (over 400 grams).

During a search of a residence in the northwestern part of Burnet County off RR 2341, investigators seized more than eight ounces of methamphetamine with a street value of about $250,000 and more than $6,000 in cash. Hardin said they also recovered six stolen firearms and other alleged stolen items.

Burnet County Sheriff Office deputies and several other law enforcement agencies served a search warrant at a residence in northwestern Burnet County that ended up with one man arrested while investigators also seized about $250,000 in methamphetamine, six firearms and approximately $6,000 in cash. Courtesy photo

Burnet County Sheriff Office deputies and several other law enforcement agencies served a search warrant at a residence in northwestern Burnet County that ended up with one man arrested while investigators also seized about $250,000 in methamphetamine, six firearms and approximately $6,000 in cash. Courtesy photo

“We’ve been looking into McGraw’s activities for about a year now,” Hardin said. The captain added the sheriff’s office is still investigating the case and expects more arrests in the future.

Deputies booked McGraw into the Burnet County Jail on Oct. 17 on a bond totaling $190,000. He was released Oct. 19 after posting a surety bond.

The Burnet Police Department, the Heart of Texas Auto Theft Task Force, the Texas Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol and the Texas DPS Aircraft Section assisted with the search and arrest.

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