The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

February 22, 2014

Palestine men jailed for possession after traffic stop

Staff Reports
Palestine Herald-Press

PALESTINE — Two Palestine men remained in the Anderson County Jail Friday after being arrested for possession of methamphetamine during a traffic stop Thursday afternoon.

Palestine City Marshal Mark Harcrow stopped a white Ford Taurus at about 12:55 p.m. near the intersection of West Oak Street and Fifth Street in Palestine.

Fred Williams, 27, was driving and Kendel Simmons, 21, was the lone passenger in the vehicle.

“During a search of the vehicle, 2 grams of methamphetamine and a few alprazolam tablets were located,” Harcrow said. “After being transported to the jail, an additional 26 grams of methamphetamine was located hidden beneath Simmons’ clothing.”

Williams was charged with Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance-PG1, 1-4 grams and Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance-PG3, less than 28 grams.

Simmons was charged with Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance-PG1, 4-200 grams and Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance-PG3, less than 28 grams.

As of Friday afternoon, Williams was being held on bonds totaling $35,600, while Simmons was being held on bonds totaling $110,000.