Local law enforcement agencies make recent drug arrests

TITUS COUNTY–An Oct. 5 traffic stop for speeding by a Titus County Sheriff’s Office deputy turned into the arrest of one Mount Pleasant resident on multiple drug charges.

While patrolling in the area of Farm-to-Market Road 1402 and County Road 3910, the deputy observed a Lincoln Navigator traveling at a high rate of speed. Using a radar, the deputy determined that the driver of the Navigator was speeding, traveling 78 miles per hour (mph) in a 65 mph speed zone. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver was identified as Trevor Ward, 30, from Mt. Pleasant. The deputy observed Ward and believed he was possibly under the influence of an illegal narcotic.

The deputy then asked for consent to search the vehicle and Ward agreed to the search. The deputy conducted a thorough search and located a black bag next to the vehicle. A search of the bag revealed approximately 29.8 grams of methamphetamine along with other drug paraphernalia (shown below at left). The deputy was able to review the video from his patrol vehicle of the recorded traffic stop. The video confirmed the bag containing the methamphetamine was thrown out by Ward. Ward was then arrested and placed in the Titus County Jail on the following charges: possession of a controlled Substance PG 1 >= 4g<200g; tampering with or fabricating physical evidence and possession of a dangerous drug.

DAINGERFIELD–A narcotic search warrant executed by the Daingerfield Police Department Oct. 5 led to the arrest of one man and the discovery of an assortment of drugs.

Daingerfield officers issued the mid-morning warrant in the 300 block of East McReynolds Street and were assisted by the State Police Game Warden and the Morris County Sheriff Department.

During the search, law enforcement officers seized marijuana, codeine, hydrocodone, ecstasy, a gun, money and drug paraphernalia (shown below at right). Terrance Harper, 37, who was arrested on the scene in connection with the search, is now facing multiple drug possession charges in additional to a charge of harboring a runaway.