A 20 year old Liberty man got into trouble with the law more than once this past week.
Christopher Justin Garrett of 160 Clear Creek, Liberty was arrested by Smithville Police on Sunday, July 11th for public intoxication and under age consumption of alcohol. Officer Scott Davis conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for speeding and Garrett , a passenger in the vehicle, had an open mixed drink of Vodka and Hawaiian punch between his feet where he was sitting. Police say Garrett is under the legal age to be drinking or in possession of alcohol. Garrett did not have anyone who could pick him up and due to his intoxication level and for his safety, he was placed under arrest. His bond is $2,000 and his court date is July 22nd.
Meanwhile, after Garrett was taken to the DeKalb County Jail that day, Sunday, July 11th, he was charged with introduction of drugs into a penal facility. After Garrett's initial arrest, Officer Scott Davis requested that Corporal Travis Bryant transport Garrett to the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department due to a shift change. After arrival at the jail and upon a search of his person, Correction Officer Kenneth Ray found a pill bottle in the waistband of Garrett's underwear. The bottle contained 2.5 pills believed to be xanax. Bond for Garrett is $2,500 and his court date is July 22nd.
Smithville Police arrested Garrett again on Thursday, July 15th for simple possession of a schedule VI controlled substance. Officer Scott Davis stopped Garrett for a traffic violation. While speaking with Garrett, Officer Davis smelled an odor of alcohol coming from inside the vehicle. As Garrett got out of his vehicle, Officer Davis asked if he had anything illegal on his person and if a search could be conducted. During the search, a small bag of marijuana was found inside the waistband of his clothes. Garrett's court date is July 22nd.Read the rest of this article