Sparger –Tyler County Sheriff Brian Weatherford said illegal drugs were found in a car parked in the middle of a road in the Sparger area.
Police officers patrolling the Sparger neighborhood near County Route 4415 spotted the vehicle on the evening of Wednesday, November 30, Weatherford said.
The driver, whom they identified as Ernie House Jr., 48, of Townbluff, was taken into custody on drug charges along with his 64-year-old passenger, John Lamar Dennis, also of Townbluff.
Weatherford said when the agent came into contact with the vehicle’s occupants, he was able to smell the marijuana emanating from the vehicle before disembarking the occupants.
During a search by the House, the lawmaker found a clear plastic bag in the front pocket of his shirt. This contained crystalline material. A field test was positive for methamphetamine.
A search of the vehicle found glass vials containing more drugs and some drug paraphernalia, Weatherford said.
Both men were charged with felony possession of a controlled substance.Percentage magistrate Trisha Ford set House’s bail at $4,500 for a third-degree felony, and Dennis’ bail at $2,000 for state prison felony-level possession. formed a bond from.