ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Deputies with the Angelina County Sheriff's Office arrested two women on felony drug charges after two unrelated traffic stops on Thursday and Friday.
Lacy Elizabeth Hoot, 37, of Lufkin, is still being held in the Angelina County Jail on a third-degree felony possession of a controlled substance charge and a Class C misdemeanor public intoxication charge. Her bail amount has been set at $500 for the misdemeanor charge.
Misty Chere Tatum, 38, of Huntington, is also still being held in the Angelina County Jail. Her charges include state-jail felony possession of a controlled substance less than 1 gram, Class C misdemeanor no driver's license, and Class C misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Tatum's collective bail amount was set at $1,000 for the two misdemeanor charges.
According to a post on Angelina County Sheriff Greg Sanches' Facebook page, two ACSO deputies made a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Hoot near the loop and Southern Chrysler Dodge Thursday for defective equipment.
After the deputies found that Hoot hat an outstanding warrant for public intoxication from the Lufkin Police Department, and they arrested her. When they searched the vehicle, they found "a quantity of methamphetamine," the Facebook post stated.
On Friday morning, an ACSO sergeant stopped Tatum's vehicle near the intersection of FM 326 North and U.S. Highway 103 East. After the ACSO sergeant noticed Tatum acting in an erratic and nervous manner, he got permission to search her vehicle, the Facebook post stated.
A search of Tatum's vehicle allegedly turned up "a quantity of methamphetamine" and what appeared to be used syringes.