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Cumby Police Arrest Driver for Drug Possession and Firearm Offenses

Gary Ross

A Cumby Police Officer observed a vehicle traveling at 81 mph in a 75 mph zone, prompting a traffic stop. Upon approaching the vehicle, the officer noticed the license plate light was out. The driver, identified as Gary Ross, exhibited nervous behavior during the interaction.

Upon further investigation, Ross was asked to exit the vehicle. A frisk for weapons yielded no results. The officer then requested the passenger to exit the vehicle as well, which was complied with.

During the conversation with the passenger, the officer observed Ross making a throwing motion towards the grass beside him. Upon inspection, a firearm was discovered near the spot where Ross had been seated. Subsequently, Ross was physically restrained and taken into custody.

A search of the vehicle uncovered two baggies containing a total of 61.33 grams of suspected methamphetamine. Hopkins County Deputies, who assisted with the search, found two syringes loaded with suspected heroin, totaling 4.9 grams. Additionally, small baggies commonly associated with drug distribution were discovered.

It was revealed that Ross, a convicted felon, was in possession of the stolen firearm he attempted to discard. He now faces multiple charges including manufacturing or delivering a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, tampering with physical evidence with intent to impair, and theft of a firearm.

Ross remains in custody pending further legal proceedings.

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