Officials: Man throws drugs into Gregg County Jail trash can
Longview, TX — A Henderson man being booked into Gregg County Jail on traffic warrants had a felony charge tacked to his record after officials said he attempted to get a released inmate to conceal marijuana for him.
Donte Lamar Giddings, 30, remained jailed Monday on $5,000 bond, charged with possession of a prohibited substance in a correctional facility and with eight outstanding warrants for traffic violations.
According to arrest reports, an inmate who was being released from jail told authorities that Giddings attempted to "persuade him to reach in his shoe and take out a small bag of weed so that he could throw it away."
The exiting inmate declined to assist. Giddings was later seen throwing the marijuana into the trash can in the processing area at the jail.
Officials said the marijuana was found in the trash can.
Troopers said Giddings was originally arrested after a traffic stop for having a defective brake light, which revealed his outstanding warrants.
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