Traffic Stop Leads to Large Drug Bust in Nash


Nash, Texas Police made a large drug bust this week as the result of a routine traffic stop.

According to Nash Police Department Detective Michael Sutton, on Tuesday evening Nash Police Officer Jake Foster conducted a traffic stop on Cantrell St. in Nash. “During the stop, Officer Foster searched the vehicle and found multiple bags of suspected crack cocaine, Ecstasy and marijuana,” said Sutton. “The driver, Tavares Sanders, who lived at the residence where the stop was conducted, was arrested and transported to Bi-State Jail.”

Bowie County canine officer Sgt. Allison also assisted Officer Foster.

According to Sutton a further investigation led Officer Foster and Sgt. Allison to speak with an occupant of the residence. The occupant, Ashlee Williams, granted consent to search the residence where officers located much larger amounts of crack cocaine, ecstasy and marijuana.

According to Sutton Foster and Allison located 323 grams of suspected crack cocaine, 390 grams of suspected marijuana, over 730 pills of suspected ecstasy and over $4,000 dollars in cash.

Sanders was charged with possession of a controlled substance in penalty group 1 over 200 grams under 400 grams (crack cocaine), possession of a controlled substance in penalty group 2 over 4 grams under 400 grams (Ecstasy), and state jail felony possession of marijuana over 4oz under 5lbs. Ashlee Williams now has 3 felony warrants for her involvement in the case.

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