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Five arrested in Woodville on drug related charges

Tyler County Booster

by Kelli Barnes

On Friday, March 4 at 8 a.m., Woodville police officer Jeremy Byrum conducted an investigation on a criminal trespass case. A report came in of an unwanted person in violation of a protective order at Dogwood Terrace Apartments in Woodville. While investigating, officer Byrum found the suspect hiding in an apartment. Officer Byrum obtained permission to search the apartment where he smelled marijuana and saw drug paraphernalia including pipes and other packaging material. Officer Byrum also found marijuana. Three people were arrested and charged. Shalyn Rowinsky, age 22 of Woodville was charged with possession of marijuana less than two ounces and drug paraphernalia. Jeremy Don Gray, age 26 of Woodville was charged with possession of marijuana less than two ounces, drug paraphernalia, criminal trespass and violation of a protective order. Nikki Worthey, age 19 of Colmesneil, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Later the same day, officer Marc Deshazo was working traffic on the 100 block of MLK in Woodville with officer Byrum. Tony L. Gray, age 47 of Woodville was pulled over and gave consent to search. A large bag believed to be marijuana was found. Also, small particles of a substance later found to be cocaine was found. The driver was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana more than two ounces, less than four ounces. The passenger, Eddie W. McQueen, age 54 of Woodville was also charged with possession of marijuana more than two ounces, less than four ounces. Both men were jailed and the vehicle towed. Gray was found to have large amounts of currency believed to be drug money. The money was seized by the Woodville PD to be used in the investigation of other drug activities in the city of Woodville.

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