SABINE COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Deputies with the Sabine County Sheriff's Office arrested two Houston men on a variety of felony drug and child endangerment after a traffic stop near the Louisiana border turned up more than $1,500 in cash and a "large quantity" of methamphetamine, cocaine, and marijuana earlier this week.
Chief Deputy George Griffith with the Sabine County Sheriff's Office said there was a child in the car where the drugs were found.
"Thanks to great work by Deputies Turner & Jackson a large quantity of methamphetamine, cocaine, and marijuana was seized from two individuals from Houston," Sabine County Sheriff Tom Maddox wrote in a Facebook post. "Along with the drugs, over $1,500 dollars in cash was seized."
Israel Cavasos, 29, and Jacob Huggins, 27, both of Houston, are still being held in the Sabine County Jail. Each man was charged with two counts of first-degree felony manufacture and deliver of a controlled substance between 4 and 200 grams, state-jail felony manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance, state-jail felony child endangerment, and a Class B misdemeanor possession of marijuana charge.
Justice of the Peace Roger Gay set each man's collective bail amount at $115,000, Griffith said.
Griffith said SCSO deputies were at a business on State Highway 21 near the Texas-Louisiana border when Cavasos and Huggins pulled up in a vehicle and started talking to them. As the deputies were talking to the two men, they noticed the smell of marijuana wafting from the vehicle, and they got permission to search it.
Most of the drugs the deputies seized from the vehicle were right out in the open, Griffith said.