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Traffic stop leads to possession charges

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HENDERSON COUNTY–Just before midnight Wednesday, a Mabank man failed to stop at a sign, was pulled over by a Henderson County Deputy, was arrested for carrying drugs, and had his vehicle impounded.
Richard Hunt, 41, failed to stop at the intersection of Clear Creek Road and County Road 2830 about fifteen minutes before midnight. Deputy Luke Rachel was watching from his patrol car when the suspect went through the stop sign.
He admitted to the deputy that there was a syringe inside his vehicle, but he said he did not know if it contained narcotics. As he was asked to step out of his vehicle and walk toward the patrol car, he said he had a glass pipe commonly used to smoke methamphetamines and a Ziploc-style baggie containing drugs in his pocket.
Hunt was placed under arrest as he said the drugs belonged to someone else and he was holding them until they could meet him later.
Deputy Rachel called a wrecker, the vehicle was impounded and Hunt was taken to the Henderson County Jail and booked for felony possession of meth.


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