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Damaged Tail Lamp Opens Door to Arrest

July 18, 2016 – A Cumby Police officer noted a damaged driver side tail lamp on a gray minivan that passed the officer Saturday afternoon around 1:30 near the 111 mile marker on I-30.  A traffic stop for the violation followed and opened the door to much more.

Harold Marcantel, 52

Harold Joseph ‘Joey’ Marcantel

When the traffic stop was made, the driver was moving erratically in the driver’s seat and reaching into the passenger side seat. When the Cumby officer approached the minivan, the driver was extremely nervous. The officer asked Harold Joseph ‘Joey’ Marcantel, 52, of Cedar Hill to exit the auto. When he did exit, in plain sight was a pipe commonly used to smoke marijuana. With permission to  search the vehicle, a small black baggie containing a substance suspended to be methamphetamine. The substance weighted approximately 6.1-grams.

Marcantel is in Hopkins County Jail charged with possession of a controlled substance, penalty group 1 over 4-grams but less than 200-grams. He is being held on a $20,000 bond.

Author: Staff Reporter

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