The Henderson County Sheriff’s Office made arrests for drugs at separate traffic stops over the weekend.
On Friday, Deputy Kenny Collard observed a violation while patrolling Farm-to-Market Road 607 near Brownsboro, Friday. Collard stopped the vehicle and identified the driver as forty-two-year-old David Edward Kemp II. Collard located drug paraphernalia on Kemp’s person and began to search the vehicle.
HCSO reports said Collard discovered about 3 ounces of a substance believed to be marijuana inside the vehicle. He also found digital scaled used to measure the drug for sale.
Kemp was booked into the Henderson County Jail, Friday night and released Saturday after posting $5,000 bond.
On Sunday, Collard was again on patrol when he saw a traffic violation on U.S. Highway 175, east of Eustace. Collard identified the driver as Danny Paul Alexander, 56, of Mabank.
HCSO reports said Collard searched the vehicle and located several baggies, syringes and drug paraphernalia as well as four baggies that contained an item that appeared to be methamphetamine.
Alexander was arrested for possession of less than one ounce of a controlled substance. The charge is a state jail felony and carries a term ranging from two years to 10 years and a possible fine not to exceed $10,000. Alexander posted a $5,000 bond and was released.
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