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After a call from a concerned landowner to the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office, deputies arrived to the scene of a criminal trespassing, observing a truck driving around the pasture without authorization from the landowner, according to Sheriff Scott Cass.
Lamar County Deputies were dispatched to incident in progress in the Northeast part of Lamar County, where subsequently a landowner found persons driving a vehicle in their pasture without permission. Deputies stopped, identified and arrested two subjects, Letha Thompson Cooke,34, and a Larry Dale Owens, 48.
Both subjects were arrested for Criminal Trespassing, and upon a search of the vehicle, officers found a 30-30 rifle, a baggie containing a crystal like substance that presumptively tested positive for methamphetamine, while also locating several pills, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia, according to Sheriff Cass.
Deputy’s initial aggregate weight of the controlled substance found was over 6 grams.
The subjects were placed into the Lamar County Jail, with Cooke being charged with Criminal Trespassing with a Deadly Weapon, Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance PG 1 >4<=200G, Possession of Marijuana < 2oz, Prohibited Weapon Switchblade/Knuckles, and Possession of Controlled Substance PG 3 <28G.
Owens was charged with Criminal Trespassing with a Deadly Weapon.
Justice of the Peace, Precint 3, Tim Risinger, arraigned both Cooke and Owens, with bonds set at $3000 for Owens and bonds totally $48,000 for Cooke.