Drugs land Paris man in jail for third time in a month

A 27-year-old Paris man is in the Lamar County Jail for the third time in less than a month after Paris detectives raided his residence and found methamphetamine, along with digital scales and other drug paraphernalia.

Police Department Car_sliderBond was set at $10,000 for Nicholas Jordon Dawson on a charge of possession of a controlled substance (PG 1 (less than 1 gram) in a drug-free zone.

Paris Police Department spokesman Curtis Garrett said authorities also initiated proceedings to revoke probation for Dawson on charges of unauthorized use of a vehicle and theft of property.

Also arrested in the raid on Friday was Tabby Lea Shipper, 29, of the same address, when she was found to be in possession of prescription pills not prescribed for her. She posted $2,000 bond on a charge of possession of a dangerous drug and was released from jail Saturday afternoon.

Dawson was confined in the Lamar County Jaqil on March 10 on charges of possession of CS PG 1 < 1G ($7,500 bond); unlawfully carrying a weapon ($2,000 bond); failing to maintain financial responsibility; and possession of drug paraphernalia. He posted bond about three hours later and was released.

Dawson was jailed on March 26 on charges of possession of CS PG 1 < 1G ($3,500 bond); and two charges of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon ($10,000 bond on each charge). He was released on bond about 14 hours later.

By Charles Richards, eParisExtra

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Charles Richards Charles Richards moved to Paris in 2004 after retiring from a 40-year career in journalism – the last 26 years as a news writer and sports writer with The Associated Press in Dallas and Washington, D.C. In mid-2004, The Paris News coaxed him out of retirement, and he began covering the police, court and regional beat for The Paris News. Then in early 2005, he was switched to coverage of a sharply divided Paris City Council. He was appointed by the City Council in 2006 to the 12-member City Charter Review Commission, which extensively rewrote the outmoded document. His writing awards include two first-place awards in statewide competition for feature writing. The most recent was his 2005 story on a Paris doctor’s startling use of leeches in a successful attempt to re-attach a man’s severed ear. Over his career, Richards’ interview subjects include Alabama Gov. George Wallace, President Bill Clinton, President George W. Bush, David Koresh, Arnold Palmer, Muhammad Ali and numerous other political and sports figures. He is an alumnus of Texas Tech, where he was editor of the school newspaper. He lives in Paris with his wife, Barbara, who is retired after 30 years as a teacher and high school counselor.