Sheriff: E. Texans caught with meth, marijuana during traffic stop
Athens, TExas (KETK) — Two East Texans were taken into custody early Tuesday for allegedly manufacturing and distributing drugs in Henderson County.
According to Sheriff Ray Nutt, on Tuesday at 2:56 a.m., deputies pulled over a vehicle on US Highway 175 at the intersection of Richardson Road near Athens. The driver was identified as Ashley Grooms, 28, of Gun Barrel City, and the passenger as Jerroid Miller, 37.
During the stop, authorities searched the vehicle and found drug paraphernalia, suspected marijuana and suspected meth. While the deputy had the pair pulled over, Miller tried to dump some of the items.
The duo was charged with it Manufacture/ delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana. Miller also faces an additional tampering charge.
Miller's bail was set at $22,000 and Grooms at $20,000.