NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Deputies with the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office arrested a 33-year-old Tupelo, Mississippi man on a first-degree drug possession charge and seized more than a pound of crystal meth after a traffic stop on US Highway 59 South Tuesday.
David Abrams is still being held in the Nacogdoches County jail on a first-degree felony possession of a controlled substance less than or equal to 400 grams charge. No bail amount has been set at this time.
According to a press release, NCSO deputies stopped Abrams' silver Infiniti sedan for a traffic violation on Highway 59 Tuesday night. When the deputies made contact with Abrams, they learned that he was driving from Houston to Meridian, Mississippi.
As the deputies talked to Abrams, they noticed that he was overly nervous, and they became more suspicious because of inconsistencies in his story, the press release stated. After the NCSO deputies noticed the smell of illegal drugs coming from the car, they got permission to search it.
When the deputies searched the vehicle, they found 1.1 pounds of crystal methamphetamine. In the press release, Nacogdoches County Sheriff Jason Bridges said the meth they seized has an estimated street value of $54,000.