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Deputy catches wanted man, leading two arrests in Bell County

From The Bell County Sheriff's Department -

George Johnson - BCDC

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.

Mary Johnson - BCDC

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.

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