ETX man arrested after tossing 15 grams of meth from car during traffic stop
POSTED: Friday, November 15, 2013 - 4:51pm
UPDATED: Monday, November 18, 2013 - 11:37am
Nacogdoches County, Texas (KETK) — 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.