Officers search a grassy area on the north-bound side of US-59 just a short distance north of Trinity River Bridge near Goodrich.
Two Alleged Meth Dealers Nabbed in Traffic Stop, GOODRICH, September 8, 2012 - At approximately 4 pm on September 7, 2012, Narcotics Detective Christopher Lima spotted a speeding Scion SUV north-bound on US-59 just north of the Trinity River Bridge. Lima attempted to stop the vehicle that didn't want to stop initially. The vehicle was driven by Richard Allen Gee, 51, of Huntington. Lima called for backup and observed the occupants of the vehicle throw something out. The vehicle stopped shortly after ditching a paper bag. Lima was quickly backed up by Trooper Ramey Bass, Sergeant Jason Paske, and Narcotics Detectives Vance Berry, Sergeant Howard Smith and Lieutenant Andy Lowrie. The officers searched grassy area on the right side of the north-bound side of 59. Detective Berry found the paper bag that had upwards of a pound of methamphetamine. Richard Gee is facing felony charges of manufacturing and delivery of a controlled substance, and tampering with evidence. Gee was also cited for speeding, littering, and no insurance. Gee's passenger, Phillip Gary Free, 41, of Diboll, is also facing the felony charge of manufacturing and delivery of a controlled substance. Both were arrested and transported to Polk County Jail.
Richard Allen Gee, 51, of Huntington: Manufacturing and delivery of a controlled substance, tampering with evidence, littering, speeding, no insurance
Phillip Gary Free, 41, of Diboll: Manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance
Detective Christopher Lima (right) stopped the vehicle with the pink highlights, and pink interior.
Detective Vance Berry speaks with passenger Phillip Free of Diboll.
Sergeant Jason Pasky keeps his eye on a nosy reporter at the scene.
Detectives searched the vehicle. The vehicle was driven to the Polk County Sheriff's Office for a more thorough search.
Mixi watched everything through the back windshield (yes the AC was on with engine running).
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