Denton police seized several ounces of methamphetamine and a small amount of marijuana from a residence near Texas Woman’s University on Thursday evening, according to a police report.

Authorities were watching the apartment in the 1100 block of Vine Street. After they obtained a search warrant, police entered the apartment unit and eventually found the drugs, the report shows. Police reported finding 138 grams of meth, which comes out to just under 5 ounces, and almost 3 grams of marijuana.

Police stopped a man who the report says had just left the apartment. In his vehicle, police found more meth, less than 2 grams of marijuana, two pipes and some cash, the report shows.

Police said the man was not arrested or charged with anything at the time because he was in poor health, the report shows.

A department spokeswoman said the police sent the substance to a lab for testing to confirm that it is indeed meth. Once the results come in, police intend on presenting their evidence to a grand jury.

Response to distressed person slows I-35E traffic

A service road along northbound Interstate 35E was shut down for several hours Friday while authorities worked to convince a person not to jump from the Lewisville Lake Bridge, the Denton County Sheriff’s Office said.

The first calls came in around 11:30 a.m. Friday. A person threatened to jump from the bridge, authorities said. A sheriff’s office spokesman said at 4:30 p.m. Friday the person was no longer on the bridge and did not suffer any injuries.

The responding emergency vehicles caused delays along the service road.

Other reports

5700 block of Thoroughbred Trail Five vehicles were reported burglarized on Thursday, according to a police report.

Items including a pistol and an iPhone were reported stolen. The burglaries occurred between 7 p.m. Wednesday and 7:30 a.m. Thursday, the report shows.

1000 block of Dallas Drive A 52-year-old woman was arrested Thursday afternoon and charged with assault family violence after she allegedly hit her daughter-in-law, according to a police report.

The report notes that she told police her son pulled a gun on her, but both the man and the daughter-in-law said that was not the case.

She was arrested and taken to Denton City Jail.


From 7 a.m. Thursday to 7 a.m. Friday:

  • The Denton County Sheriff’s Office handled 1,029 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves.
  • The Denton Police Department handled 191 service and officer-initiated calls and made 17 arrests.
  • Denton firefighters responded to 32 medical calls and one structure fire.

DALTON LAFERNEY can be reached at 940-566-6882 and via Twitter at @daltonlaferney.

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