Nacogdoches Co. lawman finds meth in potatoes can during traffic stop

NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - From the Nacogdoches County Constable Office, Precinct 4

The Nacogdoches County Constable Office Precinct 4 has seized 5 ounces of Crystal Methamphetamine from a traffic stop on highway 59 s. Constable Bridges stated that Deputy Constable Allen stopped a white ford passenger car late Thursday afternoon after observing the driver of the car almost cause a traffic accident. Upon contact with the driver, and lone occupant of the vehicle, Deputy Allen could smell the odor of burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle. After speaking with the driver, she displayed signs of being overly nervous, and her story was just not adding up.

Deputy Constable Allen began a search of the motor vehicle where he located a can of instant potatoes in the trunk of the vehicle that did fit in with the other luggage inside of the car. When inspecting the can further, it had been modified and contained a false bottom. Inside the can Deputy Allen found 4. 8 ounces of crystal methamphetamine that carries a street value of over $12,000.00 dollars.

Jessica Childs W/F 26 years of age from Junction City, Arkansas was arrested for possession of controlled substance a 2nd felony. Constable Bridges stated that Childs was transported to the Nacogdoches County Jail. A search of Childs was conducted at the jail, by jail staff. Childs was also concealing marijuana on her possession and was charged with prohibited substance in a correctional facility a felony 3rd degree.  Constable Bridges stated that Childs was given an opportunity to tell officers if she had any more contraband in her possession before being transported to jail, and she told officers that she had nothing on her. Constable Bridges stated that it is an additional offense to carry any type of illegal contraband into the county jail.