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    Local man arrested for possession of controlled substance


    A 48-year-old Palestine man is being held in lieu of a $25,000 bond after authorities say he was found in possession of a small amount of methamphetamine late last week.

    As of mid-afternoon Monday, Buddy Wayne Gannon, 48, of Palestine remained in the Anderson County Jail on the charge of possession of a controlled substance less than 1 gram, according to records.

    Gannon’s bond was set by Anderson County Justice of the Peace Carl Davis.

    Anderson County Sheriff Greg Taylor said sheriff’s Sgt. Brian Chason and sheriff’s deputy John Wright stopped a blue Chevrolet van near the intersection of U.S. 287 and CR 145, just south of the Palestine city limits, around 2:30 p.m. Friday.

    “”He (Chason) recognized the driver (Gannon) to be someone who is unlicensed,”” the sheriff stated.

    After placing Gannon under arrest for no driver’s license, the officers found a “”brown zippered bag behind the driver’s seat”” during an inventory of the vehicle, according to Taylor.

    Inside the baggy was “”a bent metal spoon, three needles and a metal tin with crystal residue in it,”” in addition to “”a small Ziplok baggy containing a white crystal substance which field tested positive for methamphetamine,”” Taylor said.

    There were no other passengers in the vehicle, the sheriff added.

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