JAMES HART

A Raymondville man who was charged in late June with a felony drug offense now faces a new charge.

James Hart, 58, of 303 Kelly Road in Raymondville, is charged with delivery or possession of a controlled substance at a jail (a class D felony) after previously being charged with felony drug possession.

According to a probable cause statement written by a Texas County Sheriff’s Department deputy, the original charge came after a traffic stop at about 2 a.m. when the officer observed a vehicle failing to drive on the right half of the roadway on Highway B in the Raymondville area. The deputy initiated a traffic stop and the driver was identified as Hart.

During a subsequent investigation, methamphetamine and meth paraphernalia were reportedly found. Hart was arrested and transported to the Texas County Jail.

The report stated that during the booking process, a plastic bag containing meth was found in Hart’s shoe after he had denied having any contraband on him. The new charge was issued on Friday with a bond set at $100,000.

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