Following a traffic stop conducted by a Texas County Sheriff’s Department deputy Saturday evening, a Houston man faces a felony drug possession charge.

Michael W. Watts, 46, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and traffic violations. 

Sheriff Scott Lindsey said a deputy patrolling Highway E north of Houston observed a black Dodge truck commit several traffic violations. After following the vehicle and observing its operation, the deputy initiated a traffic stop and the driver was identified as Watts. 

Lindsey said a subsequent search of Watts and his vehicle led to the discovery of a substance believed to be methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

Watts was taken to the Texas County Jail and booked and released. A probable cause statement seeking formal charges will be sent to the prosecuting attorney, Lindsey said.   

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