Two separate traffic stops conducted by patrol officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department resulted in both drivers going to jail for drug offenses.
The first stopped occurred April 7th at approximately 1:00 am in the 2000 block of 8th Street. Officers observed a red Chevrolet Silverado driving at a high rate of speed on 8th Street. They initiated a traffic stop and identified the driver as 36 year old Rickie Herd. Herd gave officers consent to search his vehicle at which time they located two small baggies with a white powdery substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine. Herd was also in possession of a cigarette that field tested positive for marijuana. Herd was arrested and transported to the Wichita County jail where he was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group one and Possession of Marijuana.
The second stopped occurred the same day at approximately 7:30 pm in the area of Ave F and Polk. Officers observed a black Mitsubishi Eclipse run a stop sign at that intersection. They initiated a traffic stop and identified the driver as 32 year old Donald Wilson. When officers asked Wilson to step out of the vehicle they saw in plain view a small baggie with a crystal like substance in the driver’s seat. The substance field tested positive for methamphetamine. Due to the fact that Wilson was in a drug free zone (within 1000 feet of Wichita Falls High School) he was arrested and transported to the Wichita County jail where he was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group one in a Drug Free Zone. He also had numerous county warrants that were served.