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Texas man faces up to 20 years after police find more than 40 grams of meth in vehicle during traffic stop

Vidor Police officers checked the man's car during a probable cause search and found a Ziplock bag that had a large amount of a crystal-like substance inside.

VIDOR, Texas — A Texas man is facing up to 20 years behind bars after Vidor Police officers found meth in his car during a traffic stop.

Officers with the Vidor Police Department stopped a 2002 Black GMC Yukon Friday around midnight for traffic violations in the 2300 block of North Main Street.

Police identified the driver of the Yukon as Troy Wilson Hebert, 57, of Broaddus, Texas. After the police checked Hebert’s driving status, records showed he had several warrants out for his arrest.

Officials say one warrant was out of Austin Pardon and Parole for felony possession of controlled substance.

Officers went on to check Hebert’s car during a probable cause search and found a Ziplock bag that had a large amount of a crystal-like substance inside.

A presumptive field test of the crystal substance tested positive for methamphetamine, police say.

A second smaller plastic baggie was found, and it also contained a crystal-like substance, which was believed to methamphetamine, according to the police report.

The total combined weight of Methamphetamine in both bags was approximately 42.5 grams.

Hebert was arrested and charged with parole warren, and possession of controlled substance. Hebert is looking at 2- 20 years behind bars and up to a $10,000 fine for the possession of controlled substance, which is also second degree felony.  

Credit: Vidor Police Department

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On Friday, September 4th, 2020 around 12:15 AM, Officers with the Vidor Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a Black 2002 GMC Yukon for traffic violations in the 2300 Block of North Main.

During the encounter, the driver of the Yukon was identified as, TROY WILSON HEBERT. When the Driver’s driving status was checked through the State system, he showed to have several warrants out for his arrest. One of which was out of Austin Pardon and Parole for Felony Possession of Controlled Substance.

During a probable cause search of the vehicle, a plastic Ziplock baggy was found which contained a large amount of a crystal-like substance. A presumptive field test of the crystal substance tested positive for containing Methamphetamine. A second smaller plastic baggie was also found, and it too contained a crystal-like substance also believed to Methamphetamine. The total combined weight of Methamphetamine in both baggies was approx. 42.5 grams.

Arrested was:

Troy Wilson Hebert       Age: 57                Hometown: Broaddus, Texas

Charges:

  • Parole Warrant
  •  Possession of Controlled Substance (4g < 199g)               2nd Degree Felony

( Punishable by confinement 2- 20 years and up to a $10,000 fine)

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