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Major Lone Star PD Drug Bust


Lone Star Police stopped a vehicle for a defective headlight and became suspicious of the driver. Officers discovered a Crown Royal bag containing 1,000 ecstasy pills, ten bags of cocaine, four bags of tablets, including Xanax and hydrocodone, a small bag of marijuana, a loaded handgun, scales, and over $1,200 in cash. The unidentified driver faces multiple drug and weapons charges.

Lone Star PD Press Release

On Thursday, October 24, at approximately 6:48 pm, Sergeant Stephen Rathbun conducted a traffic stop in the 500-block of North Main St. in Lone Star.

The stop was conducted for a defective driver’s side headlight.

While making contact with the driver, deceptive and nervous behavior was observed, leading to the suspicion of a crime other than the traffic offense was afoot.

The driver gave Sgt. Rathbun an open container of an alcoholic beverage stating he had just poured it up. The driver then gave consent to search the vehicle.

Once Officer Paredes arrived on the scene a search was started and the odor of marijuana was observed. A small bag of marijuana was recovered from the vehicle.

The driver was placed in handcuffs and placed in a patrol unit.

Also recovered during the search was a large Crown Royal Bag. Inside the bag, a large bag of ecstasy, approximately 1000 pills, ten bags of Cocaine, four bags of tablets, both Xanax and Hydrocodone, a small bag of marijuana, along with a loaded handgun, were recovered along with scales and small baggie used in the sale of illegal narcotics. Also recovered was $1293 from the driver.

After the driver was questioned it was determined the illegal narcotics were intended to be sold.

The handgun recovered showed to be stolen out of Cass County. This was confirmed by MCSO Dispatch.

The driver was arrested on multiple felony drug charges as well as Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

Sgt. Rathbun