Trooper Allen Stanton (left) got some assistance from Deputy John Spillman with the Polk County Sheriff's Office.
Driver Busted for Methamphetamine, Denies It's Hers, SPRING CREEK, October 18, 2013 - At approximately 11:45 am on October 18, 2013, Trooper Allen Stanton with the Texas Highway Patrol made a routine traffic stop on US-190 West. Trooper Stanton stopped a white Ford Expedition that was west-bound on 190. Stanton asked the driver (Heather Christina Gana, 33, of Livingston) to step out of the vehicle. As the two were speaking, Stanton heard a sudden noise at their feet. As Stanton looked down, he observed a medicine bottle (that Gana allegedly dropped). Stanton heard the bottle hit the ground, but Gana denied it was hers, but Stanton wasn't buying her story. The bottle contained approximately 1 gram of methamphetamine. Stanton was backed up by Deputy John Spillman with the Polk County Sheriff's Office. Additionally, Narcotics Investigator, Billy Duke with the Sheriff's Office was dispatched to assist Stanton in the investigation. Gana was placed under arrest and charged with possession of controlled substance (felony), driving an unregistered vehicle, and no insurance. A rollback wrecker from Fawbush Wrecker Service recovered Gana's vehicle and it will be stored in Goodrich.
Deputy Spillman escorts Heather Gana to a unit to be transported to Polk County Jail.
Narcotics Investigator, Billy Duke (background) was summoned to assist with the investigation.
Trooper Stanton bagged the evidence.
Gana's vehicle was towed by Fawbush Wrecker Service.
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