Several people have been charged in separate drug cases this week, including a Dallas, Texas, man arrested in Calera after police said they found heroin in his vehicle.
Clifford Earl Lockhart, 31, was charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute, possession of methamphetamine, possession of Clonazepam and possession of drug paraphernalia.
He was arrested early Tuesday morning after a traffic stop by Calera Police Patrolman Zach McIntyre.
According to a probable-cause affidavit filed Wednesday, McIntyre observed a car drift onto the shoulder and then noticed it had an expired tag.
McIntyre pulled over the car and the driver, who identified himself as Lockhart, said he was trying to turn into the gas station to obtain fuel, the affidavit states.
According to the affidavit, when asked, Lockhart said there were no illegal drugs in the car to his knowledge. Patrolman Keith Barfield arrived with his K-9 and the dog alerted to the past or current presence of drugs in the vehicle.
The affidavit states that a back pack in the trunk contained 2.2 grams of “black tar” heroin, methamphetamine, pills and mini “Zip-it” baggies. Lockhart said the back pack was not his.
He was booked into jail, and according to the affidavit, police also found $1,673 in cash.
In other drug charges, Raul Garcia-Mata, 20, Dallas, and Monica A. Hernandez, 19, Cedar Hills, Texas, have been charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.
They were arrested at a sobriety checkpoint at Highway 69 Business and Choctaw Road conducted during Labor Day weekend. Garcia-Mata also was charged with possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia, DUI and transporting an open container of liquor. Hernandez was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, public intoxication and transporting an open container.
In other crimes, Daniel Stephen Acosta, 24, Durant, has been charged with indecent exposure. He was arrested after Calera Police officers Brian Fowlkes and Bradley Clements investigated a complaint from a man on Smiser Road who said Hispanic males urinated in his driveway.
Fowlkes spoke to a woman at the house who said two men got out of a car and urinated on the driveway while her two sons were on the front porch. Fowlkes observed three wet spots in the driveway.
According to the affidavit, she identified one of the men as Acosta, who was later arrested at a residence on North McKinley Street.
Durant Police have investigated the following crimes:
- Destiny Mowles told Master Patrol Officer Brian Chavez that her residence in the 800 block of North Fifth Avenue had been burglarized. Chavez entered the residence and observed that rooms in the home had been ransacked but the only thing missing was a black duffel bag, according to the report.
- Patrolman Jared McCreary investigated the theft of a video-game system, women’s clothing and a box of diapers from a home in the 600 block of West Locust Street. Lindsey Michelle Holmes told the officer she was moving into the home with her boyfriend at the time of the theft.
- Mitchell Quinlin told Patrolman Bradley Nelson that someone forced open the back door to his residence in the 600 block of North Second Avenue and stole his laptop computer. Nothing else was taken.
- Lt. Brock Jones investigated the burglary of Codey Parrot’s apartment in the 700 block of North Third Avenue. He said he had left the residence with his family and when they returned, they discovered the front door had been pried open and a stereo system was missing. A neighbor said he saw a pickup back up against the apartment and a man carrying a stereo out of the apartment. An acquaintance is a suspect in the theft, according to police.