Tyler, TX Man Busted With 90 Pounds Of Weed, Dealing On Snapchat
This Is Your Friendly Reminder That Even Though Weed Is Being Legalized EVERYWHERE AROUND US, Its Still ILLEGAL In Texas.
Folks tend to forget that law enforcement has officers that monitor ALL social media sites especially the most popular ones including Snapchat. Snapchat's main feature is that your "snaps" disappear after a few hours but that doesn't mean they won't catch you at the wrong moment and time posting something illegal.
23-Year-Old Jerroderick Antoine Bright was the subject of an investigation which began around August, 2022.
According to KLTV, Bright was allegedly posting pictures of large amounts of marijuana, multiple handguns, and a “Draco,” which is a “short AK style weapon” to his Snapchat account.
The pictures reportedly indicated that he was selling the marijuana through the account. Bright was already a convicted felon for previous marijuana arrests.
The Smith County Sheriff's Office Monitored His Snapchat Account As Part Of The Investigation.
The affidavit went on to add that Bright allegedly moved the drugs with two vehicles; a dark silver Chevrolet Tahoe, and a black Dodge Charger. On Feb. 17, while Bright was on a “dope run” in the silver Tahoe, a state trooper attempted to conduct a traffic stop when Bright was seen travelling above the speed limit on Interstate 20.
The traffic stop resulted in a chase.
Authorities were able to stop the vehicle by use of road spikes which caused the Tahoe to crash into a ditch, where four men left the vehicle and ran. Police were able to catch all four men, and afterwards searched the Tahoe where they uncovered $6,738 and 90 pounds of marijuana.
Bright Bonded Out But Is Now Back In The Smith County Jail.
Bright was arrested following the chase and was charged with evading arrest and later bonded out. The arrest affidavit for the charge of delivery of marijuana >50lbs<=2,000lbs, a 1st degree felony, was issued on Feb. 23. Bright is now being held in the Smith County Jail on a $300,000 bond.