Traffic Stop leads to Drug Charges and DWI
Paris Police stopped a vehicle in the 1800 block of NE 20th St at about 10:32 P.M. on June 18, 2014 on a traffic violation and found that the driver, 47 year old Billy Joe Curry of Blossom appeared to be intoxicated.
During the investigation, Officers were given consent to search the vehicle and found prescription medication that officers reported were not prescribed to Curry.
Curry was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, 2 counts of possession of a controlled substance, and one count of possession of a dangerous drug.
It was later found that Curry has 4 previous convictions for driving while intoxicated and therefore, this charge was enhanced to a felony.
Curry was later transferred to the Lamar County Jail.