An officer observing an erratic driver on Highway 30 lands a former Iola man in jail on three outstanding warrants, plus new drug charges.
The Brazos County Sheriff’s Office report says they stopped the car near University Drive and Boonville road Tuesday night. The driver said he was leaving work, but the officer noted he witnessed the man leave The Beer Joint bar.
Upon discovering his warrants, the officer returned to find the man rustling around the vehicle with crystal meth crumbs on his pants.
Inside a lunch pale, officers found many unused baggies, a scale, and 27 grams of meth.
37 year old James Warren Murray of Hilltop Lakes, formerly Iola, denied ownership of the lunch pale, and the contents. He told officers it came with the vehicle, which he purchased a week prior.
Murray was taken to jail on his three warrants, which include Forgery and substance possession. He faces additional charges of Manufacture and Delivery of a Controlled Substance, and Tampering with Evidence.
He remains in jail on bonds totaling $22,000.