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.