Angelina County Sheriff: 1 woman found with meth during traffic stop

Angelina County Sheriff: 1 woman found with meth during traffic stop

ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A 41-year-old woman was arrested on a state-jail felony possession of a controlled substance charge after a search of her purse during a traffic stop on State Highway 103 East revealed methamphetamine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia Sunday.

Angela Deshawn Hickman, of Huntington, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance less than 1 gram and a Class B possession of marijuana charge. No bail was set for the felony possession charge, and the bail amount for the marijuana possession charge was set at $1,500.

Tony Ben Eddis Hickman, 36, of Huntington, was arrested on outstanding misdemeanor warrants – two for failure to appear, two for theft, and two for driving with license invalid. He was released from the county jail Monday after he posted a bail amount of $2,941.

According to a post on Angelina County Sheriff Greg Sanches' Facebook page, an ACSO deputy was patrolling the area of SH 103 East near McKindree Road when he noticed a blue Lincoln Town Car with a defective tail light.

When the deputy made a traffic stop on the vehicle, he made contact with the driver, Tony Hickman. After the deputy ran Tony Hickman's driver's license and found active warrants from the Lufkin Police Department, he got permission to search the Town Car.

Another ACSO deputy found meth in a purse that was found on the back floorboard, the Facebook post stated. Further investigation revealed that the purse also contained marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Angela Hickman admitted that the purse was hers, the Facebook post stated.

Both people were arrested at the scene and taken to the Angelina County Jail.

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