COLEMAN - The Coleman Police Department announced Wednesday Sept. 6, the largest drug bust in recent history with the seizure of 16 pounds of methamphetamine after serving several warrants over the past week.

COLEMAN - The Coleman Police Department announced Wednesday Sept. 6, the largest drug bust in recent history with the seizure of 16 pounds of methamphetamine after serving several warrants over the past week.

The arrests and the seizures followed the service of one warrant at a residence and two warrants being served on two storage buildings, police reported.

During the warrant searches, officers, which included members of the Runnels County Sheriff Office, seized over 16 pounds of methamphetamine, multiple scales, packaging materials and drug paraphernalia. Several firearms that had been reported stolen, were also seized.

Joe Louis Rosales, Jr. 46, and his wife Rhonda Kay Rosales, 45, were arrested. Joe Rosales was charged with manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance in a drug free zone and possession of a firearm by a felon. Rhonda Rosales was charged with manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance in a drug free zone. Joe Rosales was released on bonds totaling $64,000. Rhonda Rosales was released after posting a $50,000 bond.

The Coleman Police Department was assisted by the RCSO, Coleman Park Police, Coleman ISD Police and the Coleman County Sheriff’s Office.