TRINITY, TX (KTRE) - Officers with the Trinity Police Department arrested a 32-year-old Huntsville man for possession of about 18 grams of methamphetamine following a traffic stop Thursday night.
Kory Warren, a convicted felon, was also found to be in possession of a loaded 9mm semiautomatic pistol.
"This is the third meth arrest we have made on this subject since 2010," Trinity Police Chief Steven Jones said in a press release.
Warren was arrested at the scene and charged with first-degree felony manufacture and deliver of a controlled substance between 4 and 200 grams, third-degree felon in possession of a firearm, and Class C misdemeanor driving with license invalid.
According to the press release from the Trinity Police Department, the traffic stop and drug arrest occurred at approximately 11:15 p.m. Thursday. Jones and Officer Larry Barak pulled Warren's white Saturn over near the intersection of East Caroline and Emory streets after Warren allegedly failed to stop at a stop sign.
When Barak turned on his emergency lights, Warren refused to stop immediately. The TPD officers ran Warren's driver's license and learned that it was expired, the press release stated.
A wrecker was called in to tow the vehicle away from the scene. Then when the TPD officers did an inventory of the items in the Saturn, they found a black backpack on the driver's side backseat of the car. The backpack contained a loaded High Point 9 mm pistol, a red soap box, and a glass pipe with residue inside it, according to the press release.
The red soap box contained about 18 grams of a clear, crystal-like substance believed to be methamphetamine, a small spoon, and a cluster of small plastic "distribution bags." In addition, the Trinity Police officers determined the glass pipe is the kind that is commonly used to smoke meth.
Based on Warren's previous run-ins with the law, Jones and Barak knew that Warren had a reputation for using and distributing meth.