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Traffic stops end in 3 meth arrests
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TRINITY — What began as routine traffic stops ended with three people in jail and more than 18 grams of methamphetamines confiscated. According to Trinity Police Chief Steven Jones, Kory Warren, 32 of Trinity, Heather Ross, 35, and Heather Dale, 36, both of Trinity County, were arrested on drug charges follow two traffic stops in Trinity. Warren, who was arrested on Thursday, Aug. 8, was charged with first-degree felony manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, being a felon in possession of a firearm and driving with an expired license. Rose and Dale, who were arrested together on Wednesday, Aug. 14, were each charged with state jail felony possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of marijuana. The arrest of Warren occurred after Jones and Officer Larry Barak stopped a vehicle on Highway 94 near the intersection with FM 356. Jones said they attempted to stop the vehicle starting at the Highway 94 (Caroline Street) intersection of Railroad Street but the driver failed to initially stop. The driver did pull over about three blocks later. The driver was identified as Warren, who was arrested on a charge of driving with an expired license. When officers inventoried the contests of his vehicle, they discovered a 9 mm pistol and 18 grams of methamphetamines, which carry an estimated street value of $1,800. Because Warren is currently on probation after being convicted on separate delivery and possession of methamphetamine charges, he was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm. The drugs were found in a plastic box along with a measuring spoon and a number of empty, small plastic baggies which police refer to as "dealer bags." Ross and Dale were arrested following a traffic stop made by Jones and Officer Travis Bryan shortly before 4 a.m. on Aug. 14. The stop occurred on Madison Street just east of the railroad crossing. The two women were subsequently arrested on the drug charges after the officers discovered a small quantity of methamphetamines, a small amount of marijuana and a glass pipe that appeared to have been used to some methamphetamines. Ross, who was identified as the driver of the car, was held on bonds totaling $28,000 while Dale was held on bonds totaling $15,000. Both were transferred into the custody of the Trinity County Sheriff's Department and transferred to the Houston County Jail in Crockett.