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Large amount of meth seized during traffic stop

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By Robin Scott

Lt. Darin Davis with the Dalhart Police Department and Officer Roberto San Miguel, made a routine traffic stop on Monday, May 4th.  The stop lead to the arrest of Tyler Trull, a white male, age 22.  Trull was pulled over at approximately 9:45 a.m. for an expired inspection sticker.  When Lt. Davis asked Trull for his driver’s license, it was discovered that Trull was also driving on a suspended driver’s license.  The suspended driver’s license stemmed from a 2006 arrest on drug related charges. 

    Trull was placed into custody for driving while license suspended.  When a suspect is arrested during a traffic stop, their vehicle is inventoried and then towed to the police department.  Trull’s vehicle was inventoried at the scene, which lead to the discovery of narcotics.  Lt. Davis commented, “The suspect had attempted to destroy 8.1 grams of what appeared to be methamphetamines.  A field test on the substance was conducted and the substance tested positive for methamphetamine.”  Trull has also been charged with tampering with evidence.

    The discovery of meth in Trull’s vehicle lead to additional charges of possession of a controlled substance.  His vehicle was towed and later recovered by a family member.  Lt. Davis reiterated the police department’s commitment to rid the city of narcotics by stating, “This is an ongoing effort by the Dalhart Police Department to attempt to rid our city of drug use and drug sales to protect all citizens of Dalhart, especially those who don’t use drugs.  We also want to help those who are using drugs, to get them into the court system and get them the help that they need.”   Lt. Davis stated that some of the people arrested in Dalhart for possession of drugs need to attend a strenuous rehab program.

    In recent months, the Dalhart Police Department has made numerous arrests of individuals in possession of illegal drugs.  Lt. Davis stated, “Be it either a person passing through our town or a person who resides here, the Dalhart Police Department is always actively pursuing the eradication of drugs from our city.”

    Trull was arraigned early Tuesday morning.  Bonds were set for the offenses Trull was charged with which include a bond of $25,000.00 for possession of a controlled substance,  $500.00 bond for driving while license invalid and a $5,000.00 bond for tampering with evidence.  Information and evidence obtained during the arrest will be presented to the District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.