ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A traffic stop by a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper on US Highway 59 near Diboll resulted in a felony drug arrest and the seizure of about two pounds of cocaine, a small plastic bag containing methamphetamine, and a handgun Tuesday afternoon.
Bjzorn Rene Dean, of Mabelvale, Arkansas, is still being held in the Angelina County Jail on first-degree felony possession of a controlled substance between 4 and 400 grams, state-jail felony possession of a controlled substance less than two grams, and Class A misdemeanor unlawful possession of a firearm.
A bail amount of $1,500 has been set for his misdemeanor charge. No bail has been set for Dean's felony charges at this time.
According to a press release, a DPS trooper stopped a 2015 Buick LeSabre on US 59 north of Diboll for a traffic violation at approximately 2:18 p.m. Tuesday. When the trooper made contact with Dean, the driver of the Buick, he or she noticed that Dean gave conflicting information and displayed signs of criminal behavior.
Later in the stop, the trooper learned that Dean had a handgun in the vehicle. After the trooper retrieved the gun from the car, he or she noticed a clear plastic bag containing a substance believed to be meth next to the driver's seat, the press release stated.
The DPS trooper took Dean into custody for possession of a controlled substance, and then a K9 unit was brought in to search the rest of the Buick LeSabre. According to the press release, the dog found about two pounds of a substance believed to be cocaine in the trunk.
Dean was traveling from Houston to Mabelvale, Arkansas, the press release stated.