DPS: Jailers find bag of meth on Lufkin woman arrested after traffic stop

DPS: Jailers find bag of meth on Lufkin woman arrested after traffic stop

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper arrested a 25-year-old Lufkin woman Monday night on drug and weapon charges after a traffic stop on Atkinson Drive.

When the woman was taken to the Angelina County Jail, a body search turned up a plastic bag containing methamphetamine, according to a DPS press release.

Marci Nicole Berry is still being held in the Angelina County Jail on a second-degree felony possession of a controlled substance between 4 and 200 grams charge, a third-degree felony prohibited substance in a correctional facility charge. a Class A misdemeanor unlawfully carrying a weapon charge, a Class C misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia charge, and a Class C misdemeanor speeding over the limit charge. Collectively, Berry's bail amount was set at $12,500.

According to a press release an Angelina County DPS trooper stopped a 2012 Nissan passenger car on Atkinson Drive for a traffic violation. When the trooper went to talk to Berry, the driver of the vehicle, he noticed a gun near Berry and had her get out of the car.

A short time later, a K-9 drug detector dog and its handler responded to the scene, and the dog alerted to the vehicle. A search of Berry's car turned up multiple items of drug paraphernalia, the press release stated.

Berry, who had an active warrant out of the Lufkin Police Department, was taken into custody and taken to the county jail.

When jailers conducted a body search on Perry, they found a plastic bag that contained meth, the press release stated.

Back in 2012, Berry agreed to a plea bargain deal of two years of probation for exposing her then-1-year-old son to meth. As part of the deal, she pleaded to a lesser charge, Class A misdemeanor deadly conduct. She was originally charged with felony child endangerment in the case.

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