NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - After an ongoing narcotics investigation Nacogdoches County Sheriff's deputies made a traffic stop on Pearl Street and arrested two men on felony drug possession charges Thursday after one man was allegedly found to be in possession of 25.7 grams of ecstasy tablets.
Corey Vanchester Williams, 37, and Clifford Lynn Bell, 26, both of Nacogdoches, are still being held in the Nacogdoches County Jail. Each of them was charged with first-degree felony manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance between 4 and 200 grams.
Bell's bail was set at $25,000. No bail has been set for Williams at this time.
“Sheriff's Investigators have been conducting an ongoing investigation into the sale and distribution of ecstasy tablets,” a press release stated. “During the investigation Sheriff Investigators were able to identify a large distributor of the narcotics.”
According to the press release, NCSO investigators conducted surveillance on the suspects for an undisclosed period of time.
After the suspects were spotted leaving a location where drug activity has taken place in the past, deputies were able to obtain probable cause and stopped Williams and Bell's vehicle on Pearl Street. Both men acted very nervous, the press release stated.
The NCSO deputies got permission to search the two men, and they allegedly found 25.7 grams of ecstasy in the driver's front pockets. Investigators were able to link the passenger to the ecstasy tablets as well.
"Ecstasy is a very popular drug among teens and our youth college kids things. It's a popular drug around the club environment,"said Bridges.
Both men were arrested at the scene and transported to the Nacogdoches County Jail.