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Deputy seizes 115 lbs. of marijuana in traffic stop
By Dakota McDonald—
Garza County Deputy Travis Johnson seized 115 pounds of marijuana in a traffic stop on Friday, Aug. 21, Sheriff Terry Morgan reported during the Aug. 24 commissioners court meeting.
Two arrests were made during the traffic stop and both were charged with possession of marijuana, greater than 50 pounds and less than 2,000 pounds.
“This is the largest load of drugs that a Garza County Sheriff’s deputy has gotten since I took office in January of 2013,” Morgan said.
The street value of the load, which was seized within the city limits of Post, was estimated to total $697,935 by the Garza County Sheriff’s Office.
Morgan additionally reported there are currently 75 inmates in the county jail, 44 of which are Garza County residents and 31 are from out of county.
In other county business, the Statewide Automated Victim Notification System (SAVNS) was approved by the court. The purpose of this system is to implement an automated method of providing victims of crime and concerned citizens with access to information and notifications about offender jail custody status and related court and case events. The public will be able to access any offender in the system which includes county jail and prison inmates. Morgan said there will be a computer at the sheriff’s office the public can use to access the information.
The commissioners also approved the operation plan that Central County members can follow for the Nov. 3 General Election. In the plan, County Clerk Jim Plummer will serve as manager of the Central County Station, which will be located in the Post Community Center at 129 W. Main St.
As manager, Plummer will administer the oath to workers and see overall administration. Presiding Judge Kathy Beach will administer the testing of tabulators, manage the intake of ballots from the precincts and complete paperwork. Alternate Judge Pat Cruse will assist Beach.
The court reviewed the vehicle leases for the constable office and agreed to not lease any new vehicles at this time due to general fund reserves getting slim. All county vehicles will be kept for at least another year with the exception of patrol vehicles.
The next regular meeting will be held at 9 a.m., Monday, Sept. 7.