Traffic stop leads to three arrests for large quantity of drugs

What began as a routine traffic stop by a Lamar County Deputy resulted in three arrests for drug-related charges.

On Wednesday, at 10:45 p.m., a Lamar County Deputy conducted a traffic violation stop on 271 North near theFM 1499 intersection.

During the stop, the deputy observed that the occupants of the vehicle were very nervous, and the driver was unable to provide proper identification. The deputy searched the vehicle and found a glass smoking pipe and empty ziplock baggies. 

The deputy also discovered a third occupant hiding under a mound of clothes in the backseat. A further search revealed a large quantity of methamphetamine in the trunk of the vehicle.

The deputy discovered over 200 grams (approximately nine ounces) of methamphetamine in the vehicle. All three suspects were arrested for Manufacturing/Delivery of a controlled substance PG 1 >200 grams<400 grams which is a first-degree felony. The suspects were transported to the Lamar County Jail with bonds set at $30,000 each.

Two of the suspects were from Louisiana and the third from Oklahoma.

 “The seizure of this large amount of methamphetamine was a result of good proactive police work getting these drugs off our streets. The street value of these narcotics is over $9000.00 dollars,” said Sheriff Scott Cass.

Further investigation is pending.

Richard L Black

George Ragas

Edward Demolle

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