Local Man Busted on Multiple Drug Charges after Traffic Stop

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The Bowie County Sheriff’s Office has arrested Tonnie Lane Summerlin, 48, of Maud Texas on multiple drug charges after a traffic stop in the 8400 block of W. 7th Street in Texarkana, Texas.

Press Release:

Tonnie Lane Summerlin, 48

On the evening of April 23, 2018 Deputy Shawn Martin stopped a black Ford truck for a traffic violation. The driver of this truck was identified as Tonnie Lane Summerlin. Deputy Martin noticed that Summerlin was very nervous to the point he was sweating when there was not an apparent reason for him to be. Summerlin was asked for and granted Deputy Martin consent to search his truck. Lieutenant Chris Allison and Captain Robby McCarver arrived to assist Deputy Martin and stood with Summerlin while his vehicle was searched. Deputy Martin located methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana and a tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) gummy in this truck. Summerlin was arrested for possessing these narcotics and transported to the Bi-State Jail by Deputy Martin. Lieutenant Allison and Captain McCarver drove to Summerlin’s address on Broadway Street in Maud, Texas. There they met with Summerlin’s girlfriend who allowed them to search the residence. Additional methamphetamine and marijuana was recovered from this location. A total of 109 grams of methamphetamine and 12 grams of cocaine were recovered along with $1,755.00 in United States currency. Summerlin was booked into the Bi-State Jail for two charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance Over Four Grams and Under 200 Grams, Possession of a Controlled Substance Over Four Grams and Under 400 Grams and Possession of Marijuana Under Two Ounces. Summerlin was still in custody at the time of this release. His bonds have been set at $75,000.00 for each charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance Over Four Grams and Under 200 Grams, $10,000.00 for Possession of a Controlled Substance Over Four Grams and Under 400 Grams and $5,000.00 for Possession of Marijuana Under Two Ounces.

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