A Comanche woman sits in the Stephens County Jail after lawmen say they found her with 41 grams of methamphetamine.
According to court records, Haley Joyce McEntire, of Comanche, faces charges of trafficking in illegal drugs after a felony conviction — second and subsequent, possession of controlled dangerous substance (methamphetamine) and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
Reports show deputies with the Stephens County Sheriffs department initially made contact with a woman around Jan. 12 through means of an undercover Facebook account. The female allegedly called the Facebook profile by means of the Messenger app’s audio asking if there was interest in buying a “quack” — or a quarter ounce of methamphetamine for $150.
Affidavits note a woman in the background could be heard yelling “meet at Tucker Road and Oliver Road” and indicated the car would be a white Chrysler. Reports show while arranging the exact time of the meeting, the female called back and said the deal was off, sending no other messages.
Later the same day, deputies were on patrol around 3 p.m. when they noticed a white Chrysler Sebring traveling with a defective third brake light. Deputies pulled over the driver, identified her as McEntire and let her go with a verbal warning for the equipment violation.
Just 20 minutes later, the undercover Facebook profile received a message from an account with the same name as McEntire. The messages said “hey” two times, then said “hit me up really quick.” Reports show other messages were sent as well as calls before McEntire made contact and advised her sister was speaking with the user of the account previously about methamphetamine and advised “I’m trying to run into you on that.”
Affidavits show deputies put two and two together, realizing the female driver of the Sebring must have been the female yelling directions in the background on the first initial phone call.
Around 3:50 p.m., deputies again observed the Chrysler and pulled it over again for the defective brake light. Lawmen, according to reports, called for a K9 and when the K9 arrived, the K9 made a “positive indication.”
A search of the vehicle shows deputies found two hydrocodone pills in McEntire’s wallet. Reports further show when they asked McEntire to step to the back of the patrol vehicle and speak with them, a small black case fell from underneath her shirt. Inside the case, deputies allegedly found a set of scales with a white powdery residue on top. Deputies asked if she had anything else on her person and McEntire handed over a large black bag.
Reports show the black bag contained “multiple clear plastic bag(s) containing a white crystal substance, a clear plastic bag containing a green leafy substance, syringes, a grinder, multiple clear plastic baggies and a yellow and green spoon.”
McEntire was arrested and transported to the Stephens County Jail. She also received a ticket for the faulty brake light.
Reports indicated in total, the methamphetamine weight totaled 41 grams.
McEntire’s bond is set at $250,000. A preliminary hearing conference is scheduled for 9 a.m. March 11, 2020.