ETX business owner arrested with thousands of prescription pills, officials say

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An East Texas business owner was arrested at car dealership in Edgewood for alleged possession of thousands of prescription pills.

The Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Office, along with other local and federal agencies, raided Michael Goggans’ business on Thursday, January 12.

Authorities say the prominent business owner was arrested on multiple charges: manufacture and delivery of controlled substance and two counts of unlawful delivery or manufacture with intent to deliver simulated controlled substance.

When law enforcement search the business, they found 3,404 prescription pills and an ounce of marijuana. A search of Goggans’ home led to 19,560 more prescription pills. This made a total of 22,964 allegedly in his possession.. 

The pills were an assortment ranging from Hydrocodine to antibiotics. Authorities also found three stolen firearms one from 1992, three stolen trailers and a stolen lawn mower at the location.

Following the home search, two more charges were brought against the susepct: manufacture and delivery of controlled substance and manufacture and delivery of controlled substance.

Goggans was booked into the Van Zandt County Jail and released on $350,000 bond.

The investigation is still ongoing, pending further criminal charges.

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