DPS K-9 unit makes felony drug arrest, seizes 5.5 lbs. of meth in traffic stop near Diboll

DPS K-9 unit makes felony drug arrest, seizes 5.5 lbs. of meth in traffic stop near Diboll

ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A Texas Department of Public Safety K-9 unit made a felony drug arrest and seized about five and a half pounds of methamphetamine during a traffic stop on U.S. Highway 59 near Diboll Tuesday morning.

Chester Stitts, 51, of Jonesboro, Arkansas, is still being held in the Angelina County Jail on a first-degree felony possession of a controlled substance between 1 and 400 grams charge. His bail amount has been set at $250,000.

According to a press release, a DPS trooper stopped a northbound 2000 Chevrolet passenger van for an equipment violation at about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

"After noticing inconsistencies and nervous not usually associated with such a traffic violation, the trooper asked for and received permission to search the Chevrolet," the press release stated.

The DPS trooper and his K-9 partner searched the vehicle and found the meth, the press release stated.

Stitts was arrested at the scene and taken to the county jail.

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