Houston County traffic stop results in 2 felony arrests, seizure of meth, Xanax

Houston County traffic stop results in 2 felony arrests, seizure of meth, Xanax
Pictured are Jody Baker (l) and Mary Low.

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Houston County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested two people on felony drug charges Monday after a traffic stop search in Grapeland turned up methamphetamine and Xanax.

One suspect allegedly fled the scene and was caught a short time later.

Jody Baker, 44, and Mary Karin Low, 32, both of Crockett, were booked into the Houston County Jail. Baker was charged with first-degree felony possession of a controlled substance, Class A misdemeanor evading arrest, and Class A misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance. Low was charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, two counts of Class B misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance, and an active warrant for false report to a police officer.

Baker’s collective bond amount was set at $45,000, and Low’s collective bond amount was set at $36,500.

Mary Low (Houston County Sheriff's Office)
Mary Low (Houston County Sheriff's Office) (Houston County Sheriff's Office)

According to a press release, Deputy Matthew VanEgmond made a traffic stop in Grapeland at about 6 p.m. Monday.

When VanEgmond went to speak with Baker, the driver of the vehicle, Baker fled the scene, the press release stated. A chase ensued, and VanEgmond caught him a short time later. Low was arrested at the scene.

A witness said that he saw Baker attempt to hide a container on tire on a vehicle that was parked in his or her yard, the press release stated. The container allegedly contained methamphetamine and and several pills that were identified as Xanax.

“During a search of the vehicle, a large amount of a crystal-like substance was found inside the vehicle that field-tested positive for methamphetamine and weighed 400+ grams,” the press release stated.

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