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Tweaker seizes drugs

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An 58-year old man, John Russup, was arrested Saturday, March 27 after a search of his vehicle uncovered methamphetamine.

According to a press release by Grimes County Sheriff’s Office, Grimes County Patrol Sgt. and K9 Handler Steven Siracusa conducted a traffic stop on a Nissan passenger car at approximately 8:10 p.m. on Texas State Highway 6, just south of Farm to Market Road 2.

During the traffic stop, Siracusa stated Russup “appeared very nervous” which prompted further investigation. Russup denied consent to search so K9 Tweaker was deployed. Tweaker indicated in the vehicle, giving Siracusa probable cause to search the vehicle.

The search uncovered approximately 174 grams of what is suspected to be methamphetamine. Russup was taken into custody and booked in the Grimes County Jail and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (Penalty Group 1), a second-degree Felony.

Russup was later released after posting a $10,000 bond.

Grimes County Pct. 3 Constable Wes Male also assisted with the traffic stop.