Killeen police arrested a 30-year-old man they believe was a methamphetamine dealer.

Police charged Jedidiah Edward Smith with possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, more than 4 grams but less than 200 grams.

Smith was arrested during a traffic stop Friday in the 900 block of West Central Texas Expressway.

According to an arrest affidavit, a member of the multi-agency Bell County Organized Task Force had been following a truck when the officer saw the driver commit an unspecified traffic violation.

A Killeen police officer pulled the car over and found the driver, Shannon Lee Alt, to have a warrant for a parole violation. Police detained Alt and brought in a drug dog to check for the presence of narcotics.

The dog and police found about 1.6 ounces — or 40 grams — of suspected methamphetamine in a black bag in the floor board of the passenger seat.

Smith, who had been sitting in the passenger seat, admitted the suspected drugs were his.

Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke arraigned Smith on Sunday and set his bond at $50,000.

Cooke also arraigned Phillip Lumar Lowe, 24, on a charge of possession of cocaine, less than 1 gram.

Contact Philip Jankowski at or (254) 501-7553

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