BCSO busts two with 74 grams of meth


Bowie County Sheriff’s Office arrested two individuals for possession of a controlled substance after receiving a tip Thursday.

Jason Mathew Weaver and Alicia Kaye Braley were arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance Over Four Grams and Under 200 Grams.

According to a press release, Thursday morning Bowie County Sheriff’s Office Captain Robby McCarver received information that the two were in possession of a large amount of methamphetamine. The pair were said to be traveling in a gray 2000 Toyota Camry with an Arkansas license plate and headed to the 5000 block of Eylau Loop Road. Deputy Chad Ford who is familiar with Mr. Weaver set up in a location to intercept the couple. A short time later, Deputy Ford observed this vehicle pass him with Mr. Weaver driving it.

Deputy Ford conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and made contact with Mr. Weaver. While speaking with Mr. Weaver, Deputy Ford noticed that he was visibly nervous and that Ms. Braley kept adjusting the closure of her purse which she was tightly clutching in her lap. A search was conducted of the vehicle Mr. Weaver was driving, but nothing illegal was located inside of it. Next deputies conducted a search of Ms. Braley’s handbag. During this search deputies located 74 grams of methamphetamine and a glass pipe commonly used for smoking methamphetamine.

Weaver and Braley were booked into Bi-State jail and their bond was set at $75,000 each by Judge Nancy Talley.

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