Cumby Police arrested a 28-year-old Lauderdale Lakes, Florida man allegedly found with a bottle of steroids and marijuana following a crash Wednesday afternoon, according to arrest reports.
Cumby Police Officer Zack Steward alleged the driver of a Dodge Caravan sped up as if to lose the officer when he entered Interstate 30 east near mile marker 109 around 3:45 p.m. Feb. 12. Steward reported the van took the 110 exit onto the south I-30 service road at a high rate of speed, then turned onto the FM 275 overpass. The van allegedly continued toward Frisco Street in Cumby.
Steward alleged he saw the passenger’s side window of the van down as he attempted to catch up to the van. The van crashed out into the ditch after going over the FM 275 overpass. A probable cause search allegedly revealed a bottle of Powerhouse Labs steroids and two small baggies of marijuana, Steward alleged in arrest reports.
Suspecting the van driver threw something out of the vehicle, Chief Paul Robertson assisted by checking the south service road where the van had traveled. Robertson found a Walmart bag containing more marijuana and the driver’s wallet with his license in it, Steward alleged in arrest reports.
Consequently, Cortney Martavius Ivory was arrested for reckless driving, tampering with evidence and possession of less than 28 grams of a Penalty Group 3 controlled substance, according to arrest reports.
Ivory remained in Hopkins County jail Thursday morning. Bond was set at $5,000 on the third-degree felony tampering charge, $2,000 on the Class A misdemeanor controlled substance charge and $1,000 on the reckless driving charge, according to jail reports.
The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office is located at 298 Rosemont St., Sulphur Springs, TX 75482. Non-emergency calls can be made to (903) 438-4040.