Traffic stop in Poteet yields drugs and cash

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On April 13, 2017 at around 9:32am, Officer William Permenter observed a vehicle leaving a known drug house.

The officer stopped the vehicle for several moving vehicle violations. During the traffic stop, the officer recovered 6.5 grams of methamphetamine, a stolen gun and $3313.00 in cash from the driver, Michael Garrison.

Garrison was charged with Manufacture or Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 4-200 grams (which carries a penalty of 1st Degree Felony), Theft of Firearm (which carries a penalty of State Jail Felony) and Driving While License Invalid (which carries a penalty of Class B Misdemeanor).

Garrison’s passenger, Daniel Powell, was also charged with Manufacture of Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 4-200 grams.

Poteet Police Chief Bruce Hickman, Lieutenant Frank Leal, Investigator Noe Rodriguez and Poteet ISD Officer Jason Velasquez arrived on scene and assisted on the traffic stop. Charges are pending on Garrison for possibly possessing narcotics within 1000 feet of a school (Poteet Elementary).