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Traffic accident yields drugs, money

Tyler County Booster

Area law enforcement officers responding to a major traffic accident March 14 near Childress Monument Works found a lot more than they expected. Lamond Deshon Midkiff, 32, of Woodville was found with 17 bags of cocaine, 29 small vials of PCP (Phencyclidine), a larger bottle of PCP and $630 in cash. Tyler County Sheriff Department Corporal Ricky Coker, Deputy Jerry Laurent, Woodville Police Officer Marc DeShazo and Sheriff Deputy Tony Reynolds (left to right in photo). Laurent said that when he and Reynolds arrived at the accident scene a nurse that had stopped said she had witnessed Midkiff take some items from the car, stuff some of them in his pocket and then hide some items in the grass behind the vehicle. “There was a purple Crown Royal bag covered with fresh grass,” Laurent said. “When I looked inside I could see several white baggies with what appeared to be powdered cocaine.” He also observed several small vials of what turned out, after testing, to be PCP. Midkiff was taken into custody and is currently in Tyler County jail. He was charged with Felony Delivery of a Substance. Two 1st Degree Felonies, one for the PCP and one for the cocaine, and was also charged with DWI. Bond was set at $210,000. Laurent said that he had never encountered liquid PCP before, that it was normally smoked as cigarettes dipped in the substance. These drugs would have represented a significant value if sold on the streets.

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