The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

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July 2, 2013

Woman jailed for multiple drug, traffic charges

PALESTINE — A Palestine woman remains in the Anderson County jail Monday after her arrested for multiple drug, traffic and other charges during a traffic stop on Sunday.

According to County Sheriff Greg Taylor, 28-year-old Amber Renee Butler was stopped in Elkhart when ACSO Deputy Don Myers noticed the vehicle she was driving had two different license plates.

“He was patrolling on Parker Street in Elkhart and pulled her over at about 6:30 p.m.,” the sheriff said, explaining that Butler was arrested for driving with invalid license and for the non-matching license plates.

“There was a 28-year-old female passenger in the vehicle that was released from the scene,” Taylor said.

While being processed at the jail, Butler was found to have secreted a small baggy in her clothes that contained a crystal substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine — adding the charges of prohibited substance in a correctional facility and possession of a controlled substance.

“(Butler) is a repeater,” Taylor said. “She has been in jail multiple times for drugs and traffic violations. The passenger was a repeater too, but we did not find any evidence to hold her.”

Butler’s bond total of $65,750 includes charges of: Prohibited substance in a correctional facility, Possession of controlled substance-PG1 less than 1 gram, Tamper/fabricate physical evidence, Driving while license invalid with previous conviction and Altered/Fictitious License plate.

She also had several charges from the Palestine Police Department, with no bond set on those at the time of arraignment.

Mary Rainwater may be reached via e-mail at mrainwater@palestineherald.com

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