Reported Vehicle Crash Turns Into Drug Arrest

LIBERTY, February 21, 2013 – Around 10:45 PM Thursday City of Liberty Police Officers responded to what was reported as an accident on North Main Street at the SH 146 Bypass in Liberty.

Officer Frank Longoria and Rolando Aguilar responded to find a black Dodge pickup facing south on the northbound side of the road as through it had spun out.

The passenger in the truck was identified as Jennifer Helms age 28 of Rye, TX.

According to Officer Longoria the driver of the truck, identified as Keith Allen Gilbert age 26 of Rye, TX, told him that he and his companion had been doing some drugs with some other people at the Scottish Inn and Suites Motel. When ask if he had any drugs in his possession he reached into his pocket and pulled out a small plastic bag with a white crystalline substance that tested positive of Methamphetamine.

Gilbert was placed under arrest for Possession of a Controlled Substance and transported to the Liberty County Jail and the vehicle he was driving was towed.

Helms was given a courtesy transport to another safe location for the evening.

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