Drug Bust Outside Tyler Motel

A suspicious man parked outside a Tyler motel was arrested Sunday morning, when police found a container filled with dangerous chemicals and a weapon inside his car.

Tyler police found Timothy Stithem sleeping outside the Town House Motel on East Gentry. When officers approached his car, they noticed a handgun and a propane-like canister.

Stithem was arrested and charged with 1 count of carrying a prohibited weapon, 1 charge of possession of anahydrous ammonia and one charge of possession of a dangerous drug.