Odessa couple arrested on suspicion of fabrication


Expired tags led to the arrest on Thursday of an Odessa couple accused of drug trafficking.

According to a report from the Odessa Police Department, an officer was patrolling an area known for drugs on Eastern Highway 80 on Thursday morning when he spotted a Ford Taurus with expired August 2020 tags and no insurance. .

When the officer activated his headlights to stop the driver, he noticed a lot of furtive movement inside the car and the driver hit the curb as she came to a stop.

The officer smelled marijuana coming from the car and during a subsequent search of the vehicle found 23.9 grams of methamphetamine, sandwich bags, a drug log and a usable amount of marijuana, according to the report.

The driver of the car, Machalie Dawn Jarrett, 34, and his passenger, Dustin Anthony Travis, 34, were taken to Ector County Jail on suspicion of manufacturing/delivering a controlled substance, a Class 1 felony and possession of marijuana, a Class B Misdemeanor.

According to the report, Jarrett was also arrested on suspicion of having a banned substance in a correctional facility, a Class 3 felony, after correctional officers watched her change in jail and discovered that she was hiding 1.2 grams of methamphetamine and six gabapentin pills. , an anticonvulsant.


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