Nacogdoches County traffic stop search results in 1 arrest, seizure of 1.2 lbs. meth, pistol
NACOGDOCHES, Texas (KTRE) - Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Center man Wednesday after a traffic stop search turned up 1.2 pounds of crystal methamphetamine, a pistol, and drug paraphernalia.
Jerry Wayne Akins, 34, is still being held in the Nacogdoches County Jail on charges of possession of a controlled substance less than 400 grams, failure to identify as a fugitive, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, warrant from another magistrate, possession of a controlled substance less than 1 gram, and four failure to appear warrants for misdemeanor charges. No bond amounts have been set for his charges yet.
According to a press release, an NCSO deputy stopped a 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe for a license plate violation on Press Road (FM 2863).
When the deputy spoke to Akin, the driver, he allegedly gave a false name.
After the NCSO deputy detected a “Strong odor” of marijuana coming from the Tahoe, he did a probable cause search of the SUV, the press release stated. The search revealed 1.2 pounds of crystal meth in a backpack, a Smith and Wesson .357-caliber pistol, and drug paraphernalia.
Akin, who had several outstanding warrants, was arrested at the scene and taken to the county jail.
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