RUNNELS COUNTY - An investigation into stolen property led to the arrest of two women for drug possession Saturday, Oct. 21 Runnels County Sheriff Carl Squyres reported.

RUNNELS COUNTY - An investigation into stolen property led to the arrest of two women for drug possession Saturday, Oct. 21 Runnels County Sheriff Carl Squyres reported.

According to reports, law enforcement converged on the home at 201 Hillcrest Drive, just outside of the Ballinger city limits at about 8 a.m. Saturday to execute a warrant for the recovery of alleged stolen property.

Once on the scene, officers observed drug paraphernalia in the residence and then obtained a warrant to search the home for narcotics.

The Runnels County drug dog Phobos came to the scene and alerted to several areas in the home where methamphetamine was discovered, Squyres said.

Squyres said some suspected stolen property was located, but further investigation is needed to determine whether the property matches with property reported stolen in a recent burglary in Coleman.

Squyres said that “components of a drug lab” were found in the home as well, but no lab was found.

Whitney Gunter, 31, of Runnels County and Brianna Collins, 34, also of Runnels County were arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance. The two remained in custody on Monday on $30,000 bonds each.

Agencies participating in the investigation and search of the home, which from 8 a.m. until after 2 p.m. Saturday included the RCSO, Ballinger Police Department, Winters Police Department and the Texas Department of Public Safety.

The investigation is ongoing.