Two persons were arrested Friday, Jan. 5, on drug charges at Licking

Two Texas County teenagers were arrested Friday following a drug investigation by the Licking Police Department. 

Along with the department’s K-9 unit, a Licking officer who made a traffic stop found about a half-pound of marijuana, one gram of methamphetamine and 22 DEA schedule 2 controlled substance prescription pills. An electronic scale, baggies and other drug paraphernalia also were found inside the vehicle. 

Thomas L. Stanton, 18, of Houston, was arrested on charges of possession with intent to distribute, deliver, manufacture, produce a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

David M. Coats, 18, of Licking, was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

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