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Traffic stop leads to narcotics arrest


On Monday, May 3rd, Corporal Shane Richards, along with C.I.D. Sergeants Randy Clay and Caleb Loftis, went to a location on NW 3325 in Brushie Prairie attempting to serve a felony arrest warrant.

Officers did not make contact with the wanted person at the location but as Corporal Richards was leaving the area, he noticed a vehicle traveling on NW 3325 and both occupants were littering.

Corporal Richards stopped the vehicle for a littering investigation and made contact with the two occupants.
During the course of the investigation it was determined that the passenger gave a fictitious name and DOB and upon positive identification was found to be wanted for an outstanding felony parole warrant.

The officers also located a small black pouch that contained suspected Methamphetamine, a small white cardboard type box with paraphernalia inside as well as a locked wooden box that had all been thrown from the vehicle.

Both occupants were taken into custody and transported to the Justice Center where Corporal Richards obtained a search warrant for the locked wooden box.

The wooden box contained approximately 97.8 grams of suspected Methamphetamine, digital scales, baggies and records.

One suspect was charged with manufacture/delivery controlled substance PG 1 over 4 under 200 grams, parole violation warrant, tampering with physical evidence and fail to ID as a fugitive. The second suspect was charged with manufacture/delivery of controlled substance PG 1 over 4 under 200 grams, tampering with physical evidence, and possession of controlled substance PG 3 under 28 grams.

This was an outstanding job by our officers and it all began with littering. So, don't mess with Texas.
Sheriff Elmer Tanner