Traffic stop yields gun, drugs

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 7, 2006

The Selma Times-Journal

A routine traffic stop Saturday night ultimately allowed a Selma police officer to take a gun and drugs off the street.

At approximately 9:30 p.m., Officer Christopher Harris attempted to stop a man in the vicinity of Church Street and Selma Avenue.

The driver, 20-year-old Antonio Surles, pulled to the side of the road and continued moving until he crashed into a light pole on Church Street.

Harris later recovered plastic bags containing what is believed to be marijuana and crack cocaine. He also confiscated an unlicensed hand gun.

Surles was charged with one count of unlawful possession of marijuana, one count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance and carrying a concealed weapon.

His bond was set at $15,000 for possession of a controlled substance. A $500 bond was set for both of the other two charges.

Surles was booked, processed and taken to the Dallas County Jail without incident.