Traffic stop leads to drug bust, two arrested

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Bowie County Sheriff’s Office performed a traffic stop on Friday morning that led to a drug bust.

Just before 11 a.m. Friday morning, Deputy Westin Fannin watched a house in the 100 block of County Road 4265 that he had prior knowledge was selling narcotics.

According to officials, Deputy Fannin observed a small white car leaving this house and stopped the vehicle for a traffic violation.

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The driver of the vehicle was found to be Matthew Scott Donaldson.

According to official reports, while Deputy Fannin was speaking with Donaldson he noticed that he was nervous beyond the point a normal person would be during an encounter with a peace officer on a traffic stop.

When asked, Donaldson denied that there was anything illegal in his vehicle. Deputy Fannin informed Donaldson at this point of his intent to search his vehicle. As he turned to walk towards the vehicle, Donaldson stopped him to tell him there was a bag in the vehicle containing Methadone.

Deputy Fannin recovered the bag and found it contained eight bottles of Methadone that had a total weight of 321.5 grams.

Donaldson was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance Over 200 Grams and Under 400 Grams. He was taken and booked into the Bi-State Jail where Judge Nancy Talley later set his bond at $300,000.00.

According to a release from Bowie County Sheriff’s Office information from this arrest was used to help obtain a search warrant for the house in the 100 block of County Road 4265.

When the search warrant was executed deputies found pill bottles containing Methadone, two digital scales, marijuana, syringes filled with a liquid substance, a large amount of plastic bags and several other pills.

The sole occupant of the residence James Randall May was arrested for Possession of Marijuana Under Two Ounces, Possession of a Dangerous Drug and Possession of a Controlled Substance Over Four Grams and Under 200 Grams. May was transported and booked into the Bi-State Jail.

Judge Nancy Talley later set May’s bonds at $10,000.00 for possession of marijuana under two ounces, $10,000.00 for possession of a dangerous drug and $100,000.00 possession of a controlled substance over four grams and under 200 grams.

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