According to Lumberton PD Chief Danny Sullins on the evening of Thursday, September 5. K9 Officer Chad Ainsworth and Leroy responded to a concerned citizens call of a person driving North bound on highway 96 and FM 421. “A concerned citizen called in and reported that a driver appeared to be smoking methamphetamines.” Chief Sullins said. The Officers located the vehicle as it was driving into the Blue Wave Carwash. The officer stopped the pickup as it exited the carwash and approached the driver who identified himself as Russell L. Canter 40-years-old of Lumberton.
The officer then began patting him down for weapons during this process he became visually nervous. The Officer asked if he had any contraband in his pockets at which time Canter replied that he was carrying a “meth pipe in his left pocket.”
The officer discovered the pipe and it contained a “methamphetamine residue substance inside the pipe.” Canter was immediately placed in handcuffs and Officer Ainsworth along with Officer Jones began a probable cause search of the vehicle.
During the search Officer Jones and Ainsworth found a clear plastic bag with 2.43 grams of a Crystal Meth like substance that is believed to be methamphetamine and in the ashtray in a sunglass carrier they found (point).69 ounces of marijuana.
Canter was transported to the Hardin County Jail where he was booked for a Possession of Controlled substance penalty group 1, a 3rd degree Felony. Possession of Marijuana less than 2 ounces, which is a Class B misdemeanor
“We want to thank the public for being our eyes and ears. A concerned citizen called this in and that lead to a felony arrest,” said Lumberton PD Chief Danny Sullins.