Paris man charged with manufacture/delivery of methamphetamine

Howard Paul Browner

Howard Paul Browner

A 43-year-old Paris man was arrested shortly before 2 a.m. today during a traffic stop in the 700 block of West Austin Street.

Howard Paul Browner, a passenger in the vehicle, was found to be in possession of several small packages of methamphetamine, and it was determined that he also had outstanding felony warrants, said police department spokesman Curtis Garrett said.

“Along with the warrants, Browner was charged with manufacturing or delivering a controlled substance,” Garrett said.

Paris police responded to 100 calls for service in the 24-hour period ending Wednesday morning, resulting in the arrests of five individuals, Garrett said.

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.