Athens Review, Athens, Texas

January 25, 2013

Kemp man arrested on drug, counterfeit money charges

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The Athens Review

KEMP — A Kemp man was arrested last week after a law enforcement officer was called to his location to check on his welfare.

As a result, Carroll Wayne Corker, 29, of Kemp was arrested and charged with possession of a dangerous drug and forgery of government currency. Corker also had outstanding warrants out of the Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office.

According to a report from Kaufman County Pct. 4 Constable Bryant Morris, a deputy constable from his office was called to an address in Kemp to check on a man who appeared to be sleeping in his car around 8 a.m. on January 16.

The person who called police told 911 operators that a vehicle was parked outside a residence and had been running for quite some time.

As the deputy constable approached the vehicle, he was able to wake the driver up and noticed pills lying on the center console of the vehicle. After making sure the suspect was not having any medical issues, the deputy obtained permission to search the vehicle and found a pill bottle containing several more white pills inside the center console with no prescription identification.

The deputy constable also found what appeared to be a small amount of counterfeit U.S. currency.