Henderson County man arrested on felony drug charge

Published on Thursday, 16 February 2017 16:48 - Written by

Henderson County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Payne Springs man Wednesday after they said he was caught with enough suspected methamphetamine to put him in prison for up to 99 years.

Arthur Currie, 33, was arrested at a home on Comanche Street in the Payne Springs area of Henderson County after officials said narcotics investigators Brad Beddingfield and Josh Rickman, with the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office, gathered enough probable cause for a search warrant.

Officials said Currie had between four and 200 grams of suspected methamphetamine, a first-degree felony, and $2,900 in cash when the team entered the home. According to the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office, Currie could face up to 99 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

“This was a great team effort and just one example of what we do here, day-in and day-out, to wipe the criminal element out of this county,” Henderson County Sheriff Botie Hillhouse said in a news release.

- Augusta Robinson