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Livingston traffic stop results in 3 meth-related arrests

Kevin Cannady Jr. (Source: Polk County Jail) Kevin Cannady Jr. (Source: Polk County Jail)
Shawn O'Bannon (Source: Polk County Jail) Shawn O'Bannon (Source: Polk County Jail)
Virginia Tischler (Source: Polk County Jail) Virginia Tischler (Source: Polk County Jail)
LIVINGSTON, TX (KTRE) -

Livingston Police officers arrested three people on meth-related charges Monday night following a traffic stop on US Highway 59.

Kevin Cannady Jr., 27, of Livingston, Shawn Steven O'Bannon, 40, of Livingston, and Virginia Marie Simerly Tischler, 38, of Corrigan, are all still being held in the Polk County Jail. Each of them was charged with state-jail felony possession of a controlled substance.

Cannady was also charged with bond surrender, theft of property less than $1,500 with a previous conviction, bond forfeiture, failure to identify has a fugitive, and possession of a dangerous drug. Collectively, his bail was set at $40,000.

Tischler's bail was set at $10,000.

According to a press release, a Livingston Police officer stopped a 1986 Chevrolet Camaro on US 59 for minor traffic violations. When the officer made contact with Tischler, the driver, she allegedly acted nervous and avoided eye contact. O'Bannon and Cannady were passengers in the car.

After Tischler gave consent for the LPD officer to search her car, he or she found a crystal-like substance that fielded positive for the presence of methamphetamine, the press release stated. All three people were arrested at the scene and charged with possession of a controlled substance.

During the investigation, the officer learned that Cannady had given him a fake name and birth date and was wanted on multiple felony warrants, the press release stated. During the pat-down search Cannady was found to be in possession of another controlled substance.

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