GUN BARREL CITY–Gun Barrel City Police conducted a traffic stop Saturday on Main Street that sent a man with drugs and a firearm to jail.
Officer Dumith and Sgt Evans of the Gun Barrel City Police Department were patrolling on Main Street in the city when they observed a pickup pulling a trailer with defective equipment. After initiating the traffic stop, the driver, Matthew McNair, 34, of Payne Springs, told the officers that he had an outstanding warrant for a parole violation.
A computerized check revealed he had an outstanding warrant out of Texas Pardon and Parole Board. McNair was detained. Officer Kennedy and his K9 partner Lavi were called to assist. A search of the vehicle revealed a large amount of suspected methamphetamines. Digital scales and clear plastic baggies, which are commonly used in the distribution of the narcotics were also located inside the truck. A small caliber handgun, a small amount of marijuana and several prescription drugs not prescribed to McNair were located in the truck
McNair was booked into the Gun Barrel City Jail for Manufacturing and Delivering a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 >=200g<400g which is a first-degree felony, and Possession of Firearm by Felon which is a third-degree felony.