Tyler County Sheriff's Deputy Stephanie Byrum on July 16 responded to calls about a passenger car that was said to be acting in an offensive manner in a public place and discovered a large amount of illegal drugs earlier this week. Byrum located the car in Colmesneil, and with an off duty police officer, Elbert Sheffield, who had also responded to the call, discovered that the driver of the vehicle was an unnamed juvenile, and the passenger was identified as Deanna Kay Accutteroop. After investigating the vehicle, officers found various drug paraphernalia as well as seven crack cocaine rocks, methamphetamine, marijuana, and other pills.
Both Accutteroop and the juvenile were charged with possession, and were transported to the jail and juvenile detention center.
They were charged with Possession Penalty Group 1; more than 1 gram and less than 4 grams, two counts of Possession penalty group 1; less than one gram, Possession of Marijuana; less than 2 ounces, Possession Penalty Group 3; less than 28 grams, and Possession of Dangerous Drugs.
The total bond amount was set at $28,000 for all of the charges.