By Ray King
A traffic stop by White Hall Police Sunday resulted in the arrest of two people on drug and weapons charges.
Monica Walters and Gary Hampton were taken into custody after a White Hall officer stopped a vehicle driven by Walters for having defective taillights.
Investigator Clayton Cantrell said in a probable cause affidavit that when the officer approached the vehicle, he detected the odor of marijuana and learned that Walters has a suspended driver’s license, is on probation, and has a search warrant waiver on file.
Deputy Prosecutor Caleb Conrad picked up the story from there.
When Hampton was interviewed, he said everything in the vehicle belonged to him and when Walters was interviewed, she said the suspected methamphetamine found in the small pouch was hers and everything else belonged to Hampton.
Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $5,000 bond for Walters after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge her with possession of a controlled substance. Bridgforth set a $75,000 bond for Hampton, who Conrad said appeared to have an active case in Dallas County for internet stalking of a child after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge him with possession of a controlled substance, simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms, being a felon in possession of a firearm and theft by receiving.