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Traffic stop yields dealer, wanted sex offender

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HENDERSON COUNTY–Henderson County K-9 team and Narcotics Investigators arrested two people in Gun Barrel City early Wednesday morning during a traffic stop – one for dealing methamphetamines and the other for failing to register as a sex offender.
“The critical components of our drug crackdown and outstanding-warrant search are working exactly as we planned,” Henderson County Sheriff Botie Hillhouse said in a press release.
Keri Dawnel Morris, 46, of Eustace was charged with possession and manufacturing and delivery of the meth.
The passenger in the vehicle was Justin Wayne Seymour, 36, of Kemp. He was wanted on an outstanding warrant out of Kaufman County for failing to register as a sex offender.
Both were taken to the Henderson County Jail well after 1 a.m.
The case began when Narcotics Investigators Gabriel Shue, Wayne Nutt and Kenneth Slaton were working narcotics interdiction in the Gun Barrel City area after midnight.
They stopped a vehicle in the 300 block of State Highway 198 in that town at 1:10 a.m.
Deputy David Robertson and his K-9 Deputy Kan were called, and Kan alerted the law officers to the presence of a controlled substance in Morris’ vehicle.
The subsequent search yielded suspected meth along with items consistent with the sale and delivery of the drug.
Seymour, the passenger, was wanted by authorities for post-conviction failure to register as a sex offender.


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