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ETX man arrested after tossing 15 grams of meth from car during traffic stop

ETX man arrested after tossing 15 grams of meth from car during traffic stop
Nacogdoches County Jail

POSTED: Friday, November 15, 2013 - 3:51pm

UPDATED: Monday, November 18, 2013 - 10:37am

The Nacogdoches County Sheriff Office has arrested a local man after he threw a large amount of methamphetamine from his vehicle, early Friday morning.

Sheriff Jason Bridges said deputies stopped a pickup truck for a defective tail light around 2:30 a.m. The driver of the truck threw a plastic bag containing methamphetamine from the vehicle before coming to a stop on Farm to Market Road 2864.

Marcus Burdette, 54, was initially arrested for driving with an invalid license before deputies searched the area and found the drugs he had tossed. Officials tell KETK the bag contained around 15 grams of meth.

Burdette was arrested at the scene and taken to the Nacogdoches County Jail on charges of possession of a controlled substance and driving with and invalid license.

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Unfortunately Mr Burdette has a drug problem he is supporting by dealing. The sores on his face are evidence of his addiction/using. Maybe some jail time will help him realize his addiction is controlling his life & getting him deeper into trouble- though studies say this is unlikely. Addictions are hard to beat. Turning one's life over to God, working with addiction specialists & a strong support system are important elements of getting & staying sober.

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