It seems like it would be common sense to not try and bring drugs and other contraband into a law enforcement facility. Drugs are illegal, and trying to sneak drugs or other items into a jail facility could end up in some very serious charges. One person is learning that lesson the hard way as the Anderson County, Texas Sheriff’s Office intercepted a suspect vehicle that was intending to bring illegal items to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDJC) Prison Unit. 

I’m not sure if this was a long investigation that led up to this vehicle being searched and the items being found, but some of the details were released online by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.  

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Details Regarding the Traffic Stop Resulting in Finding the Contraband 

The stop took place on Wednesday, January 25th, 2023. That is when a Palestine Police Department K-9 officer assisted with the call and alerted on the suspect vehicle during an open-air search. The drugs and contraband were all discovered in hidden areas within the suspect vehicle. 

What Drugs and Contraband Were Found During the Stop? 

The drugs found included 1 pound 10 ounces of methamphetamine, 30 cell phones, 44 bags of tobacco and 3 bags of marijuana. The driver, vehicle and prison unit were not identified at this time as the law enforcement investigation is still on-going. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

Let this be a reminder for everyone, never try to sneak drugs or contraband into a jail facility.  

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