Back-to-back arrests recently made in Morris County

   In just two days, Morris County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Stephanie Smith recently made two major arrests.

   On Jan. 6, 2019, Deputy Smith was dispatched to the City of Omaha in reference to a stolen vehicle first reported in Mount Pleasant. Deputy Smith was able to locate the vehicle at the Star Mart on Highway 67. After detained occupants Brady Shaw and Katie Armbruster, Deputy Smith located a syringe containing a liquid substance believed to be methamphetamine in Armbruster’s possession.

   Mount Pleasant Police Department officers later arrived on the scene and took Shaw into custody for the stolen vehicle. Deputy Smith arrested Armbruster for possession of a controlled substance PG1>1gram.

   In a separate incident a day earlier, Deputy Smith obtained information in reference to possible narcotic activity at 7463 FM 144 South. Deputy Smith obtained a search warrant for the residence and with the assistance of Deputy Donald Partridge, Lone Star Police Department officers, Daingerfield Police Department officers and Department of Public Safety State Troopers, the search warrant was executed.

   Deputy Smith seized approximately 53 grams of suspected methamphetamines, 1/2 pound of suspected marijuana, numerous alprazolam pills, over $1,100, a 2006 Cadillac vehicle and several weapons.

   Michael Leon Woods, 35, of Daingerfield was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana 4oz>5lbs, possession of a controlled substance PG1 4 grams>200 grams, possession of a controlled substance PG3 >28 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia.

   “I would like to commend Deputy Smith for going the extra step and locating and seizing the illegal drugs and getting them off our streets,” Morris County Sheriff Jack Martin said.