The manager of a Hemphill restaurant has been arrested on charges relating to drug activity and theft, following an October 27 search warrant which was executed at the business in the Palace Square of Justice of Hemphill.
Daily News & More reports that Cliff Young, the manager of Slice Pizza, was arrested on November 2 and charged with possession of a controlled substance and theft. He is currently free from Sabine County Jail on $15,000.00 bond.
A probable cause affidavit, which was obtained by Daily News & More, said Sabine County deputies searched the business with the consent of Chris Peters, who owns the building and restaurant.
The affidavit says deputies found drug paraphernalia, clear plastic bags containing residue that tested positive for methamphetamine, spoons used for drug activity, and digital scales covered in methamphetamine residue.
The affidavit also stated that on or about October 21, a large commercial grade mixer with floor stand, valued at approximately $6,000.00, went missing from the business, and witnesses saw two men load it into the back of a pickup truck in the courthouse parking lot. . The affidavit went on to say that it was discovered that the mixer had been listed for sale on Facebook Marketplace by Young, and that a buyer had written Young a check for $1,200,000 to buy the mixer. The affidavit also indicated that the mixer had been located.
Meanwhile, Daily News & More reports that Slice Pizza has been closed for over a week and the future of the restaurant is unknown.