FAYETTE COUNTY, Texas - The Fayette County Sheriff's Office says it has arrested two men in two separate incidents involving drugs and weapon possession.
The first arrest happened on February 18 at around 9:50 p.m. A deputy had made a traffic stop on a vehicle on Kitchen Lane in the Ellinger area for an equipment violation when a probable cause search was conducted. During the search, officials say Oxycodone and morphine pills were found as well as marijuana and a firearm.
37-year-old Derrick East, of La Grange, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.
Booking photo of Derrick East courtesy Fayette County Sheriff's Office.
The second arrest happened on February 20 at around 12:52 a.m. The arrest also happened after a probable cause search was conducted during a traffic stop on a vehicle for an equipment violation, this time on SH 71 near US 77. Officials say marijuana, cocaine, THC oil, and a firearm were found.
29-year-old Abel Alvarez of Austin was taken into custody on charges of possession of marijuana, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, and unlawfully carrying a weapon.
Both men were taken to the Dan R. Beck Justice Center.
Booking photo of Abel Alvarez courtesy Fayette County Sheriff's Office.