Clark

Clark

The Athens Police Department made a felony drug arrest on a 55-year-old man who was riding a bicycle south of the downtown square on Tuesday.

Kerry Wayne Clark was booked into the Henderson County Jail for possession of a controlled substance (1 gram to 4 grams) and possession of less than two ounces of marijuana.

He was also jailed on five existing Athens Municipal Court warrants. Clark remained in custody on Wednesday, with bond on all of the charges totaling $12,450.

APD reports said Officer Wesley Hoover stopped a bicycle Clark was riding at 10:37 a.m. in the 200 block of South  Prairieville Street, near the Athens Daily Review. Clark was arrested for the warrants, then was assessed the additional charges after a bag on his bicycle was found to have marijuana and methamphetamine inside.

Clark was taken to jail, and the bicycle removed. APD Sgt. Brett Morman and Officer Connor Strange assisted at the scene of the arrest.

According to the Texas Health and Safety Code, possession of more than 1 gram and less than 4 grams, for drugs in penalty group 1, such as methamphetamine, is a 2nd degree felony.

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