Two Killeen residents are behind bars after police said they found them in possession of more than 60 grams of crystal methamphetamine.
Police charged Tiffany Diane Pierce, 23, and Shawn Michael Walker, 29, with possession of methamphetamine, 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams, a third-degree felony,
Killeen police arrested Pierce and Walker on Sunday after responding to a call of an armed person in the 300 block of Root Avenue in an older model white van.
When police arrived, they found Pierce and Walker in a van and ordered them out of the car. Officers saw a crystal-like substance on the floor of the van, which they believed to be methamphetamine. Police searched a laundry bag and found 62 grams of a crystalline substance that field tested positive as methamphetamine, according to an arrest affidavit.
At the city jail, Pierce refused to remove her clothing for a strip search. However, an officer observed what she believed to be an item protruding from Pierce’s vagina.
Police then took Pierce to Metroplex Hospital. When they arrived, an officer found nine small plastic bags in the back of a patrol vehicle containing 4 grams of suspected methamphetamine. Officers said they found 0.3 grams of suspected methamphetamine in Walker’s pants pocket.
Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin arraigned Pierce and Walker on Tuesday, setting their bail at $40,000 each. They remained in Bell County Jail on Tuesday night.
Potvin arraigned Jerrall Darnell Talley, 29, on an unrelated charge of possession of a controlled substance, 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams. Talley’s bail was set at $75,000.
Contact Philip Jankowski at email@example.com or (254) 501-7553. Follow him on Twitter at KDHcrime.