Athens Review, Athens, Texas

June 26, 2013

Citizen’s alert helps in arrests of two for drug-related offenses

Rich Flowers
The Athens Review

Athens — A citizen alerting the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office to a suspicious vehicle on Farm-to-Market Road 315 on Monday night led to two arrests on drug related charges.

Eric Christian Claiborn, 42, of Brownsboro was booked into the Henderson County Jail for possession of a controlled substance (one gram to four grams).

Claiborn was also held on a warrant for bond forfeiture on a third DWI offense. Claiborn remained in jail on Wednesday afternoon, with total bond set at $62,000.

Teresa Michelle Maxwell, 42, of LaRue, was also arrested and booked for possession of drug paraphernalia and driving with an invalid license. Maxwell remained in jail without bond on Wednesday afternoon.

HCSO reports said Dep. Jeromy Rose was dispatched to the Valero Station on Farm-to-Market Road 317 south near Lake Palestine concerning a suspicious vehicle. Upon arrival, Rose saw a vehicle matching the description of the one that had been reported, leave the station parking lot.

Rose initiated a traffic stop and identified the driver as Maxwell. Claiborn was a passenger in the vehicle.

A search yielded a syringe loaded with a clear liquid substance believed to be methamphetamine. Both individuals were arrested at the scene and transported to the Henderson County Justice Center.