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Routine traffic stop lands two with drugs and meth filled syringe in jail

ATHENS, OCTOBER 27, 2017 -- Continuing his drug crack-down, Henderson County Sheriff Botie Hillhouse today said a routine traffic stop by our Deputies landed two men in jail yesterday. 

Joshua Spivey was charged with bringing contraband into the County Jail after he was arrested by Deputy David Robertson. 

Spivey was a passenger in a vehicle that committed a traffic violation on FM 315 near Chandler Tuesday night. 

Neither the driver of the vehicle, Michael Oldham, nor two people in the vehicle had valid driver’s licenses. 

Spivey admitted to possessing two needles when questioned by the Deputy. One still contained methamphetamine, so he was arrested at the scene. Though Spivey said he had no additional illegal drugs, when he was booked, more were found secreted in his boot. 

That crime brought an additional charge. 

Meanwhile, driver Oldham was seen moving about in the vehicle as it was initially stopped. 

In the console between the driver and passenger seats, a brass metal pipe and marijuana were discovered. Oldham was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and driving without a valid license.

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