In nine hours, detectives make seven drug arrests in three rooms of Paris motel

Police Department Car_sliderWithin nine hours, local law enforcement officers went into three motel rooms in the 2500 block of North Main Street in Paris and arrested seven individuals after drugs were found, Paris Police Department spokesman Curtis Garrett said Tuesday.

  • About 3 p.m. Monday, Paris police detectives executed a search warrant on a room and arrested Joe William Acevedo, 29, of Paris on charges of possession of marijuana and of manufacturing or delivering a controlled substance, and Stewart Wayne Buckner, 22, of Powderly on charges of possession of a controlled substance. Two women were arrested and charged with Class C misdemeanors.
  • In a separate incident, Paris police detectives made contact with Nicky Joe Hignight, 53, of Paris and found him in possession of methamphetamine. While officers were attempting to take him into custody, he began kicking at the officers, Garrett said. He was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance and of resisting arrest.
  • About 1 a.m. Tuesday, Paris police and Lamar County Sheriff’s office detectives made contact with Kimberly Dawn Centeno, 43, and Stephanie Ann Williamson, 43, both shown to be living at the same address in Dallas. Williamson was found to be in possession of about two ounces of crystal methamphetamine, and Centeno was found to have an outstanding felony warrant out of Kaufman County, Garrett said.

In the 24-hour period ending Tuesday morning, Paris police officers responded to 96 calls, resulting in 11 arrests, Garrett said.

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.