Longview Traffic Stop Turns into Drug Bust

A Hallsville man just released from jail on sexual assault charges is back behind bars for drug possession.

38 year old Michael Fitzgerald Crayton was arrested by Longview Police during a traffic stop this morning.  Crayton had just bonded out of jail on charges he sexually assaulted a woman a week ago.

Police say Crayton, who was a passenger, had numerous vials of liquid codeine hidden in a cup of ice and that he was the one who alerted them to it.

He is being held in the Gregg County jail on $25,000 bond.