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Shelby County traffic stop lands 2 in jail on drug charges

SHELBY COUNTY, Texas (KETK) - A traffic stop in Shelby County has landed two men in jail on drug and forgery charges.

Nicholas Winder, 23, of The Woodlands and Christopher Wuyts, 34, of Porter were arrested Tuesday afternoon and charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, forgery and possession of dangerous drug.

Shelby County Sheriff's Office Sergeant Josh Tipton stopped the two after observing suspicious behavior from them and after their vehicle made several turns without signaling.

During questioning, he reported, both appeared very nervous and gave differing stories.

At one point, the driver admitted to having marijuana in the vehicle.

When Tipton's request to search the vehicle was denied, he requested K-9 assistance from Panola County.

Upon arrival, K-9 Roxie performed a free open-air sniff around the vehicle and alerted a positive response of narcotics. A probable cause search was conducted.

During the search, a large quantity of what is believed to be liquid methamphetamine was found. The total weight was over 6 lbs. Approximately 20 grams of suspected crystal methamphetamine was found, along with a large variety of pills and what is believed to be injectable testosterone and anabolic steroids. These items will be sent to the Texas Department of Public Safety lab in Tyler for testing.

During booking at the SCSO, Wuyts, driver of the vehicle, was found to be in possession of $5352.41 in U.S. currency and coins. The currency is believed to be derived from the sale of illegal narcotics.

During the investigation, a $50 dollar bill was found to be counterfeit, dropping the total to $5302.41.

Winder and Wuyts are being held at the Shelby County jail on bonds totaling $1,010,000.00.

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