1-3-07 Fifty thousand dollars worth of drugs and over 10-thousand dollars in cash were recovered by Grayson County investigators Tuesday. Investigators collected 1.16 pounds of methamphetamine in what sheriff's office investigators call one of the largest busts they have had in a very long time.
Twenty year old Ashley Christian and 35-year old Stuart Bridges, both from Kenefic, Oklahoma and 25-year-old Armando Hernandez from Garland, Texas, were all taken into custody after two routine traffic stops Tuesday.
Investigators say Bridges was arrested for possession of brass knuckles and no insurance. After searching the car, authorities found a pound of methamphetamine. Both Christian and Bridges were charged with possession of a controlled substance of over 400 grams. Hernandez was arrested after investigators noticed he had meth in a fountain drink and had more than $10,000 in cash. Sheriff's office officials say they believe these drugs came from Mexico, something they are seeing more often because Pseudoephedrines cannot be bought over the counter.
Hernandez and Bridges have both had previous run-ins with the law. Bridges was arrested in October for possession of a fire-arm but was released on bond. Hernandez has been charged with several felonies in both Arizona and Texas. All three suspects face bonds of over $100,000.