Deputy catches wanted man, leading two arrests in Bell County
From The Bell County Sheriff's Department -
On Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 4:40pm Bell County K-9 Deputy Adam Southern was on routine patrol in the vicinity of Highway 25E and 1534 in the Page community when he observed a man identified as 39 year old George Johnson riding as a passenger in a gray Jeep. Johnson was known by the deputy to have an outstanding warrant for his arrest.
After initiating a traffic stop and confirming the warrant through dispatch, Deputy Southern conducted a safety pat down on Johnson and noticed a bulge in his front waist band. The deputy raised Johnson’s shirt where he found a large bag in plain sight, partially sticking out.
The contents of the bag included (4) four strips believed to be Suboxone, a bag of a crystal substance believed to be Methamphetamine over two grams, several pieces of Marijuana joints, (5) five orange pills believed to be Clonazepam, (7) seven pills believed to be Xanax, and a second bag of a crystal like substance believed to be Methamphetamine. All were individually packaged for resale or delivery.
George Johnson was charged with trafficking controlled substance – 1st degree – 2nd offense or greater (greater than 2 grams – Methamphetamine), possession of Marijuana, buying/possessing drug paraphernalia, possession of controlled substance – 2nd degree (drug unspecified), and possession of controlled substance – 1st degree – 2nd offense (Methamphetamine). He was also served the outstanding warrant for failure to abide with treatment in regard to burglary - 1st degree and persistent felony offender.
Also in the vehicle was Johnson’s wife 37 year old Mary Johnson. She was found to have four active warrants, three of which are for trespassing – 3rd degree, burglary – 1st degree, and burglary – 1st degree – failure to abide by conditions of release and failure to appear.
Both were lodged in the Bell County Detention Center.