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Meth lands three in jail

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HENDERSON COUNTY–Methamphetamines landed three men in the Henderson County Jail Jan. 28, one for dealing the drug and the others for possession.
Jason Wesley Willingham, 40, of Kemp was caught driving with an expired license in Gun Barrel City as he committed several traffic violations.
Henderson County Narcotics Investigators were working drug interdiction at the time and Investigators Kenneth Slaton, Jonathan Hutchison and Gabriel Shue pulled Willingham’s vehicle over. A subsequent search yielded multiple baggies of meth, a digital scale and numerous glass pipes used to inhale the narcotic.
“He had all the supplies right there to be a one-stop, rolling drug shop,” Henderson County Sheriff Botie Hillhouse said.
Meanwhile in Brownsboro, two brothers were arrested for possession of meth which they threw out of their automobile while being stopped.
Dennis Ray Passons, 36, and his brother Jason Lynn, 35, were driving a white minivan on Highway 31 at 10:15 p.m. Because the vehicle had a defective license plate light, they were stopped by Deputy Jonathan Barrios.
Barrios saw an object being thrown out of the passenger-side window before the pair came to a complete stop.
Both men reeked of marijuana, according to the deputy, but they denied using any drugs. They had been at a party that evening where drugs were being used, they explained. Sgt. Patrick Johnson arrived at the scene and found two plastic baggies by the roadside. One contained meth, and the other contained marijuana.
All three men were booked into the Henderson County Jail. Willingham’s bond was set at $10,000. Dennis Passons and Jason Passons had bonds totaling $14,500 each. All remained in the Henderson County Jail as of press time.