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One person was arrested and arraigned Tuesday after police said they found controlled substances during two separate searches of the motorist.

Cortney DeWayne Whitsell, of Killeen, was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance less than 1 gram according to the arrest affidavit.

According to the report, on Sept. 25 a Killeen police officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle being driven by Whitsell. During the stop, the officer reported smelling marijuana in the vehicle before conducting a search. While looking for controlled substances, the officer reportedly found a pill in the center console that was positively tested for methamphetamine by a forensic scientist with the Department of Public Safety.

When officers attempted to serve Whitsell with an arrest warrant Tuesday as a result of the traffic stop, police performed a routine search of Whitsell and found a baggie containing methamphetamine in Whitsell’s front pocket. Both the pill and the baggie contained an amount of methamphetamine less than one gram.

Whitsell’s bail was set at $40,000 for both possession charges. As of Wednesday afternoon, Whitsell was not listed in the Bell County Jail inmate roster.

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Somebody will probably get a Pulitzer for that title. Obviously a graduate from the School of Journalistic Wizardry.

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