by Emily Waldrep
Two Tyler County men were placed under arrest for the possession of drugs and felony warrants after a deputy made a simple traffic stop on a vehicle in Colmesneil.
According to Tyler County Sheriff Bryan Weatherford, a deputy was patrolling FM 3065 in the Colmesneil area when he observed a black truck turning off of FM 3065 that committed a traffic violation and made a traffic stop on the vehicle. When he made the stop, he noticed the truck was being followed by a silver Kia SUV that stopped with the black pickup truck.
Deputies identified the driver of the truck as Dustin Wayne Ross. Ross's license were expired since 2008 and he was unable to provide any insurance on the vehicle. Deputies asked Ross who was following him, and Ross told him that they were just driving around looking for a place to talk.
At that time, Ross was placed into custody for driving without a valid drivers license and failure to maintain financial responssibilty.
The passenger in the silver SUV was identified as Kaylyn Lynn Grimes, AGE, showed he had warrants in Tyler County for burglary and was placed under arrest for those warrants.
According to Weatherford, both Ross and Grimes were transported to Tyler County Jail, and once they arrived they were informed that Ross may have thrown some methamphetamines out his window before or during the traffic stop. Deputies returned to the area and were able to locate a cigareete package with a clear bag inside that appeared the contain methamphetamines. All evidence was collected and was brought back to the office, where it tested positive for methamphetamine.
Ross was questioned about the methamphetamine and admitted that his fingerprints would be on the methamphetamine bag and the cigarette package and admitted that the package did in fact contain methamphetamines. He also told deputies that he was going down the road to use the methamphetamines, but that they didn't belong to him.
The magistrate reviewed the case and issued a warrant for Ross for Possession of a Controlled Substance, State Jail Felony.
Ross and Grimes and presumed innocent until proven guilty.