Garland man arrested in Henderson County, charged with possession of drugs and intent to distribute

Published on Thursday, 7 December 2017 19:24 - Written by LouAnna Campbell lcampbell@tylerpaper.com

A Garland man was arrested in Henderson County and charged with drug and driving-related offenses.

Christopher Lee Williford, 52, was charged with manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance in Penalty Group 1, greater than or equal to 4 grams but less than 200 grams, a first-degree felony; and driving with an invalid license with a previous conviction.

He was arrested Wednesday after a Henderson County deputy conducted a traffic stop on Texas Highway 198 between Caney City and Payne Springs.

During a search of the vehicle, a deputy found a large amount of suspected methamphetamine, and other items commonly used in the distribution and sale of the contraband, according to the news release. Williford was in the vehicle with three other passengers, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

A passenger in the vehicle, George Cotton, of Eustace, also was arrested on an outstanding warrant issued by the Office of the Attorney General of Texas for failure to appear in court in a child-support enforcement case.

Williford was being held in the Henderson County Jail on $14,500 in bonds.

The Sheriff’s Office was filing a request through the district attorney’s office to seize the vehicle because it was used during the commission of a felony. 

 

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