Routine Patrol in West End Breaks Up Dope Transaction, LIVINGSTON, May 20, 2008 - A routine patrol in the west end of Livingston renders a busted up drug transaction and two arrests. At 12:15 in the afternoon on May 19, 2008, Lieutenant Andy Lowrie and Sergeant Howard Smith were patrolling on Colita Street in the west end of Livingston when they noticed a silver car on the wrong side of the road. Upon passing the vehicle the observed a black male in the car conversing with a black female at the car window. They also noticed there was a drug transaction in progress. When they approached the car the female, Betty Jean Washington, 65, of Livingston, took off running. When Lowrie caught her, Washington pulled out a baggie and threw it on top of a carport. The baggie was retrieved contained 7 grams of crack cocaine. Washington was arrested for possession of a controlled substance in a drug-free zone. Washington was also charged with an outstanding warrant bond surrender for robbery.
The driver of the car, Asaunte Dion Harrell, 20, of Goodrich, was arrested and booked into Polk County Jail for local warrants (fictitious information (lying about who he is to authorities), driving with no Texas Driver's License, and failure to appear).
Washington, 7 grams of crack cocaine in a drug free zone
Harrell, booked into Polk County Jail for mulitple arrest warrants
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