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BY PHILLIP WILLIAMS

Correspondent

GILMER–The special investigations unit of the Upshur County Sheriff’s Office arrrested 15 persons on felony and/or misdemeanor charges in February, Sheriff Larry Webb said.

He gave these details March 15, based on information he received from sheriff’s Lt. Gary Shirley, and the following information on the felony suspects’ bond status was released March 16 by James Grunden, chief deputy of the sheriff’s jail division:

Two women were arrested on outstanding warrants Feb. 5 when the unit stopped their vehicle at the intersection of Cottonwood Road and FM 1404 in the Pritchett area.

The passenger, Karen Lynn Taylor, 51, of Gilmer, is charged with felony possession of controlled substance. The driver, a 32-year-old Big Sandy woman, is charged with having an unpaid traffic ticket, a misdemeanor..

Taylor remained jailed after bond was denied.

A 44-year-old Jacksonville woman was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of possession of controlled substance Feb. 7 after the unit received a report that a female was unconscious in a vehicle at a game room at the intersection of Texas 155 and FM 1404 in Pritchett.

The unit’s report did not show what substance she was found to possess.

The same day, a 54-year-old Gilmer man was arrested on misdemeanor warrants when the unit stopped the vehicle he was driving at Cotttonwood and 1404. After being taken to county jail in Gilmer for the warrants alleging failure to wear seat belt and failure to display driver’s license, authorities discovered he had three additional misdemeanor warrants from the city of Gilmer.

Yet another traffic stop at the intersection of 155 and 1404 Feb. 7 resulted in arresting a 37-year-old Gladewater man and a 61-year-old Big Sandy man on misdemeanor charges of possession of drug paraphernalia. Both were found to have it.

A Tyler man and Carthage woman were arrested Feb. 9 on felony charges when the unit stopped the vehicle they occupied at the intersection of Almond Road and 1404.

The driver, Brian Megginson, 42, was wanted on a Smith County felony warrant charging him with manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance. He was additionally charged in Upshur County with felony possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine) and misdemeanor possession of marijuana, both of which the unit found.

His passenger, Stephanie McDade, 31, was charged with felony fraudulent use or possession of identifying information after being found to possess several articles of other persons’ such information. She also had an outstanding warrant charging her with parole violation.

Megginson remained in Upshur County Jail without bond on the Smith County charge. Upshur County Pct. 3 Justice of the Peace  Rhonda Welch had set bonds of  $10,000 on the local felony charge and $1,500 on the marijuana charge.

McDade was being held without bond on the parole violation charge and $45,000 bond set by Welch on the identifying information charge.

Also on Feb. 9, two men were arrested on felony charges after a traffic stop at the intersection of Aspen Road and Texas 155.

The driver, Phillip Dale Brown, 45, of Gilmer, was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and found to have an outstanding Upshur County warrant on a misdemeanor charge of driving while license invalid.

His passenger, Ashli Trevillian, 37, of Hallsville, was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance–more than 4, but less than 200 grams of methamphetamine–after the unit found the drug during the stop.

Brown was released Feb. 10 on $25,000 bond on the felony charge and $1,500 bond on the license-related charge, all set by Welch. (Trevillian was released Feb. 21 on $45,000 bond set by Welch, a spokeswoman for District Attorney Billy Byrd’s office said Monday.)

On Feb. 20, the unit arrrested Dee Anna Young, 41, of Longview in the Diana area on a felony charge of possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine.)

The unit had responded to the 11000 block of FM 1972 to a report of a burglary in progress. Upon arrival, the unit identified and detained Young, and determined she had permission to be at the property, but also found she possessed a methamphetamine pipe and the drug.

She was released Feb. 24 on $10,000 bond set by Pct. 2 Justice of the Peace Lyle Potter.

Jennifer Campbell, 35, of Diana, was arrested on drug-related charges Feb. 22 following a traffic stop at the intersection of Lemon Road and 1404.

She remained in county jail under bonds of $25,000 on a charge of felony possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine) and $1,500 on a charge of felony possession of marijuana after the unit found both drugs.

On Feb. 23, the unit arrrested three Gilmerites on charges of misdemeanor possession of marijuana after stopping their vehicle at the intersection of Cherokee Trace and Armadillo Road northwest of Gilmer.

They included two men, ages 19 and 22, and a 18-year-old woman.