On Tuesday a Navarro County jury found Caleb Fletcher guilty of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group One, 4 to 200 grams with intent to deliver. Mr. Fletcher was arrested on July 9, 2019 by Corsicana Police Department narcotics detectives after a search of the hotel room he was staying in at Traveler’s Inn revealed several bags of marijuana, 31 pills that tested positive for methamphetamine and assorted drug paraphernalia.
The detectives then obtained warrants to search the contents of two cell phones also found in Fletcher’s possession. The search of the cell phones revealed dozens of photographs of marijuana and narcotics and hundreds of messages coordinating drug sales by Fletcher. The case was tried in the 13th District Court and it was only the second jury trial in Navarro County since the onset of the Covid pandemic. In order to provide for social distancing, the jury selection was conducted at the IOOF Event Center. Additionally, during the remainder of the trial the jury was seated in the main gallery of the district courtroom to allow for social distancing.
The case was presented by District Attorney Will Thompson and Assistant District Attorney Kathleen Cameron. We were able to successfully prosecute this drug dealer because of the thorough and professional work of Officers Self, Palos and Girard. These officers did a great job collecting evidence at the time of the arrest and they were instrumental in the presentation of the case to the jury.
Mr. Fletcher elected to have the court assess punishment and the judge has ordered a presentencing report to be prepared. The sentencing phase of trial is scheduled for October 12.