Jail possession incidents enhance charges

There’s a reason law enforcement officers ask person being booked if they have any drugs or weapons their persons.

Such items being found can lead to much more serious charges.

In two cases during the past week charges were enhanced when prohibited substances were discovered during booking.

Ruben Cardona, 34, of Cameron, was charged with prohibited substance in a correctional facility Thursday while he was being booked for possession of a controlled substance (3 to 28 grams) by Sgt. Stephen Goodrich and Ofc. James Treadway.

Newlin said the original charge involved possession of pills without a prescription.

Cardona was released after posting $23,000 bond.

Cindi Ann Parker, 22, of Rockdale was also charged with prohibited substance in a correctional facility Tuesday while she was being booked by Ofc. Adam Assaker on a traffic offense.

Bond had not been set as of presstime.

INCIDENTS—Police investigated two thefts during the past week, one each involving a cell phone and bicycle.

One assault case remains under investigation.

Police made six traffic stops for driving while license invalid during the week.

WARRANTS—Police served four warrants during the week, one each for failure to maintain financial responsibility, expired MVI sticker and failure to appear.

ACCIDENT—One accident was reported during the past week.

Police were called to a two-vehicle collision at 1:16 p.m. Jan . 2 at the Meadow-Cameron (US 79) intersection.

Drivers were listed as Billy Gray, 31, of Rockdale in a 1971 Ford pickup and Wayne Ireland, 54, of Thrall in a 2002 Ford pickup. Both vehicles sustained minor damages, according to police.

CITATIONS—Traffic citations issued by police during the last week included 36 for speeding, five each for failure to maintain financial responsibility, driving while license invalid and no valid MVI sticker, four for operating a vehicle with an expired license plate and one each for no seat belt and no driver’s license.

One citation each was filed for violation of open container law and failure to report change of address or name.

SERVICE CALLS—Officers responded to 186 total calls for service during the past week, along with 99 calls through the 911 system.

CRIME STOPPERS—Tips on any crime listed above, or any other crime, may be phoned in to Milam County, toll-free, at 1-888- 697-TIPS (8477).

A reward of up to $1,000 may be paid for tips.

All calls to the CrimeStoppers system are anonymous. No one will ask your name and you will be given a number for future correspondence.

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