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MONTGOMERY COUNTY K-9 TROOPER SEIZE 1/4 KILO OF COCAINE

BY:WILLY P. OPENSHAW

(www.polkcountytoday.com)

State Trooper Makes Cocaine Drug Bust,GOODRICH, June 17, 2011 – At approximately 10 am on June 17, 2011, Trooper Ryan Clenneden with the Texas Highway Patrol was on a routine patrol on US-59 in Goodrich.  Clenneden spotted a silver 1999 Mitsubishi Galant speeding.  Clenneden initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle (driven by William Quaid, 31, of Marshall.  Trooper Clenneden suspected the presence of drugs and asked for consent to search.  Quaid refused consent so in stepped Trooper Raider, Drug Canine.  Raider walked around the car and alarmed Trooper Clenneden that there was dope in the vehicle.  In accordance with Texas law, this established "Probable Cause".  Probable cause gave Trooper Clenneden legal authority to do a vehicle search.  By now, Clenneden was backed up by Trooper David Morris.
A vehicle search rendered a quarter kilo of powder cocaine.  The large amount of cocaine was found hidden in the front floorboard of Quaid’s vehicle.  Trooper Raider was ecstatic.  Trooper Clenneden placed William Quaid under arrest for felony possession of a controlled substance.  Quaid was booked into Polk County Jail.  Quaid’s vehicle was recovered by Ken’s Towing and will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston.

                                                        HIDDEN IN THE FLOOR BOARD

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