CRIME

A 38-year-old man arrested on a felony drug charge in Killeen was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke on Wednesday.

Reginald Lamont Thornton, who online jail records list as homeless, was arrested on a charge of possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver an amount of 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams.

The first-degree offense is punishable by up to 99 years in prison.

Thornton was in the front seat of a car that was stopped after its driver failed to properly signal a turn, according to an affidavit for arrest. A drug-sniffing dog arrived and Thornton tried to run away. He was stopped by a police officer, and the driver of the car was arrested as well, police said.

The car was impounded by police, according to the affidavit. During an inventory search, a detective found a backpack with about 102 grams of suspected methamphetamine in several different bags, and a handgun with a scratched-off serial number, police said.

The suspected methamphetamine tested positive for the drug with a field test.

Police then obtained a search warrant for Thornton's hotel room at the Hallmark Inn in Killeen, and raided the room on Sunday. There, officers found 7.6 grams of suspected methamphetamine, another handgun, marijuana and Thornton's birth certificate.

Thornton told police that the methamphetamine was his and that he sold it, according to the affidavit.

Thornton wasin the Bell County Jail on $75,000 bond.

254-501-7552 | sullivan@kdhnews.com

(2) comments

SnowWhiteNthe7Thieves

WOW, just WOW, crime is certainly being reduced, thanks to the unlicensed CHEEF of REAL police.

eyewatchingu

I love it when our four legged officers get public praise. Our four leg officers our most valuable members in the police dept. To some they are a irreplaceable tool, to others they are Partner and brother/sister. I strongly believe in the death penalty when it comes to any one killing a four leg officer. God bless our K9 units, it takes both human and dog working together as one to make a unit.

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