Methamphetamine Trafficking : Two Paris Residents Arrested
Two Paris residents have been arrested after a collaborative effort with Lamar Sheriff’s Narcotics and the Paris Police Narcotics found them in possession with a large amount of methamphetamine.
On Feb. 4, the two departments were involved in an active methamphetamine trafficking investigation that resulted in a vehicle stop on Bonham Street in Paris, Texas. Law enforcement searched the vehicle, with the assistance from the Paris Police Department canine unit, and found approximately a quarter pound of methamphetamine inside.
The driver, Derek Lane Armstrong, and the passenger, Ashley Faith Holliman were placed under arrest.
Armstrong was arrested for driving while license invalid and manufacturing/delivery of a controlled substance.
Holliman was arrested for possession of marijuana<2oz; possession of drug paraphernalia and manufacturing/delivery.
“The daily working relationships between both Narcotic units resulted in the apprehension of these two individuals and the seizure of this large amount of methamphetamine keeping it out of our community and off our streets. The street value of the narcotics is estimated at $11,000.00 dollars,” said Lamar County Sheriff, Scott Cass.
Both are still in the Lamar County Jail with bonds set at $50,000.