by Emily Waldrep
On the evening of October 8, a Tyler County Sheriff's deputy was on routine patrol in the Town Bluff area when he noticed a vehicle traveling on FM 92 near the county road 4190 with a headlight that was defective.
According to Sheriff Bryan Weatherford with the Tyler County Sheriff's Department, a traffic stop was made by the deputy. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Todd Densley Jr. A subsequent check of his driver's license revealed he was wanted in Montgomery County for failure to pay child support. Densley was arrested at that time and placed in the patrol car, and another deputy arrived on scene and began to inventory the vehicle. According to Weatherford, the inventory revealed three small clear baggies containing a crystal-like substance as well as some items found on the shoulder of the road near the vehicle that were consistent with drug paraphernalia.
"A review of video revealed that Densley dropped those items from his hand," Weatherford said. "The baggies field tested positive for methamphetamines and some pills were also found and taken into evidence for analysis."
Densley was charged with Tampering with Evidence, Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, and Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 3.
Densley is presumed innocent until proven guilty.