The press release in question is from none other than (figurehead) Joe Warren Investigator and Harris County Sheriff Candidate Louis Taylor Guthrie.
Apparently Guthrie decided he needed some positive press without Liberty County Sheriff Henry Patterson's approval.
A local Liberty County news outlet initially posted the press release but then after checking out the strange press release found that it was not an authorized LCSO release and pulled it.
Sources indicate that Guthrie’s press release was a “rogue unauthorized press release” staged as a promotion gimmick for his up and coming run for Harris County Sheriff.
Liberty Dispatch wonders if the proverbial rats are leaving Sheriff Patterson’s sinking ship when his own people are creating their own press releases. Liberty County Sheriff Henry Patterson's "campaign death spiral" continues.
Below is the shameful, self promoting and some say illegal press release:
For Immediate Release:
On November 17th, 2011, the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in Dayton, TX in reference to a disturbance involving firearms. Upon arrival, Deputies discovered the disturbance was also narcotics related. The Special Crimes and Narcotics Unit was dispatched to the scene and once inside the residence, Deputies found illegal narcotics including methamphetamine and several hundred prescription pills, two firearms with missing serial numbers and over $72,000 in cash. One suspect, whose identity is not being released at this time, was arrested on scene. The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office, who works closely with Federal Agencies, advised that the case would be prosecuted at the federal level.
Director Louis Guthrie stated, “If you are involved in the illegal sale of narcotics, you will be caught and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law”.
|Guthrie seen here in civilian cloths aka Harris County Sheriff Candidate campaign ad. This photo accompanied the odd and unauthorized press release.|