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Invalid license, no insurance...and Meth

by Emily Waldrep

On October 31 at approximately 10:30 p.m, Tyler County Deputies were patrolling Highway 69 just South of Colmesneil. According to Tyler County Sheriff Bryan Weatherford, deputies stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation at the corner of HWY 69 and FM 256 East. Deputies identified the driver of the vehicle as Mark Winters age 44 of Colmesneil.

"A check of Winters' drivers license revealed that it was currently suspended," Weatherford said. "Winters was also unable to provide deputies with any proof of insurance on the vehicle."

During A search of Winters' vehicle, deputies found a small clear baggie that contained a crystal-like substance located near the drivers seat and console. According to Weatherford, the substance found in the bag field tested positive for Methamphetamine.
Winters was arrested and transported to the Tyler County Jail, Charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance Meth (Felony), Driving While License Invalid and No Insurance.

Winters is currently out of jail on a $5,500.00 Bond set by Justice of the Peace Trisher Ford.