• Adam C. Brooks

Stolen vehicle results in drug arrest


  1. On Wednesday, Feb. 26, around 8:30 pm, Lumberton Sergeant Michael Strange arrested a Grapeland man driving a stolen vehicle. ​“The officer passed an SUV while patrolling the area of Williams Road when his automated LP license reader indicated an alert,” Lumberton Chief D. Sullins said. By the time, Sgt. Strange turned around and got behind the tan 2009 Chevy Tahoe the vehicle was turning off Forest Road onto Copper Point Road and into a private driveway. “Sgt. Strange initiated a felony take-down and detained two people,” the chief said. The driver, Taylor Blain Meier, 34 of Grapeland, was arrested in possession of a vehicle stolen out of Orange County. A search of the vehicle produced two grams of methamphetamine, which Meier acknowledged as his own. Meier was placed under arrest without incident, according to Sullins. He was transported to the Hardin County Jail and booked on charges of possession of a controlled substance (penalty group 1), which is a third-degree felony, and the unauthorized use of a vehicle, which is a state jail felony. The female passenger was not charged and released.