On Tuesday December 8, at approximately 1:45 pm, Deputy Justin Mitchell and Deputy Gabriel Villarreal made a traffic stop on two vehicles at the intersection of U.S. 287 and F.M. 1739. Deputy Villarreal’s Canine, Deputy Cane alerted on one of the vehicles. 74 pounds of marijuana and $474,000.00 in currency was seized. The 38-year-old male driver, Steven Lamar Eldridge, was placed under arrest. He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Possession of Marijuana over fifty pounds under two thousand pounds.
On Tuesday December 8, at approximately 8:00 am, Sergeant Sergio Teruel checked on an unoccupied vehicle that was parked on S.H. 258 just east of Blaker Road. The vehicle was found to have been stolen. The vehicle was released to the owner upon her arrival.
Disclaimer: Wichita County Sheriff Deputies respond to multiple events every day. This information is just a sampling. Information is subject to change as case investigation proceeds. Individuals arrested on the basis of probable cause have not been charged. All suspects charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.