A civil disturbance at a residence on U.S. Highway 175 led to the arrest of a pair of Dallas men on drug charges and warrants.
On January 7, Kaufman County deputies responded to a disturbance call in the 5900 block of U.S. Highway 175 at approximately 11:22 pm. When deputies arrived on the scene, two male suspects said they had run out of gas and were trying to get their vehicle off the highway and got it stuck in the ditch.
After questioning both suspects, deputies learned that one of the men was wanted on six outstanding warrants from the Balch Springs Police Department.
After gaining permission to search the vehicle, deputies found a baggie hidden underneath the console containing what is believed to be 12 grams of methamphetamine, along with a glass pipe used to smoke methamphetamine with residue in it.
Arrested and charged with possession of a substance over four grams but less than 200 grams were Jess Wayne Sweet, 45, of Dallas, and Robert Allen Phelps, 27, also of Dallas.
Both suspects were arrested without incident and transported to the Kaufman County Law Enforcement Center where bond was set at $50,000 for Sweet and $25,000 for Phelps.
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