WOODVILLE – In two separate incidents last week, deputies with the Tyler County Sheriff’s Office made a pair of arrests for methamphetamine possession.
The first incident occurred on the evening of Friday, April 26 when deputies initiated a stop on FM 1746 at County Road 4005 for a traffic violation. After speaking with the driver, identified as Travis Keith Carter 32, of Ivanhoe, the deputies obtained consent to search the vehicle, a Dodge passenger car. They discovered a small plastic baggie on Carter’s person during a pat-down. The baggie contained 8.2 grams of a crystal-like substance and field-tested positive for methamphetamine, according to Tyler County Sheriff Bryan Weatherford.
The following day, at approximately 8:45 p.m. according to Weatherford, deputies made a stop of a Nissan passenger car for a traffic violation at the corner of Yorkshire and 14th streets in Ivanhoe.
While the deputies spoke with the driver, identified as James Wesley Moore, a 40-year-old Ivanhoe resident, they learned drug paraphernalia was inside the car. The items consisted of a pipe and “possibly some marijuana roaches,” according to Weatherford. During a search of the vehicle, the deputies located a .380 handgun and a small baggie consisting of 1.1 grams of a crystal-like substance that field-tested positive as methamphetamine.
Both Carter and Moore were arrested and transported to Tyler County Jail following the respective incidents. Both men were charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, while Moore was also charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon. He remains in the jail under a $15,000 bond, while Carter is out on a bond of the same amount.