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Man found in possession of more than 27 grams of methamphetamine

Photo Courtesy of Levelland Police Department

By Kati Walker
News Editor

The Levelland Police Department arrested a man Monday on a charge of manufacture delivery of a controlled substance more than four grams after recovering more than 27 grams of methamphetamine.

An officer conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle in the 1100 block of 5th Street. After contacting the driver, the man fled on foot and was apprehended after the officer deployed his department-issued tazer.

During a pat down search of the subject, the officer located a baggie containing 21.5 grams of methamphetamine. Officers later located two baggies containing 1.9 grams of methamphetamine and 3.9 grams of methamphetamine, respectively, and two other baggies containing a combined .6 grams of methamphetamine.

While conducting an inventory of the vehicle, officers located multiple items of drug paraphernalia and a 9mm Hi Point handgun between the driver seat cushion and center seat.

The man is being held at the Hockley County Jail on bonds totaling $30,000; $20,000 for the charge manufacture delivery of a controlled substance more than four grams, $5,000 for the unlawful possession of a firearm charge, $2,000 for the unlawfully carrying of a firearm charge, $2,000 for the evading arrest charge, and $1,000 for the possession of marijuana less than two ounces charge.

Read the full story in the mid-week edition of the News-Press

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