Early morning traffic stop lands Paris man in jail on drug charges

Paris police officers made a drug arrest shortly after 2 a.m. today near the intersection of Bonham Stree and Southwest 15th Street.

Police Department Car_sliderAfter Jermaine Dejuan Sanders, 39, was pulled over on a traffic violation, police officers found him in possession of marijuana, crack cocaine and powder cocaine, police department spokesman Curtis Garrett said.

“Sanders was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and manufacturing or delivering a controlled substance,” Garrett said.

Sanders was taken to police headquarters, then transferred to the Lamar County Jail, where bond was set at $25,000 on the manufacturing/delivering charge and $2,000 on the marijuana possession charge.

Jail records show his address to be in the 700 block of West Kaufman Street.

Garrett said police responded to 100 calls for service over the 24-hour period ending Tuesday morning, resulting in the arrests of six individuals.

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.