An Ellis County Sheriff’s Office Deputy was traveling south on Plainview from U.S. Highway 287 near Midlothian on Jan. 4, when he observed a vehicle being driven by an individual he knew had warrants for his arrest.
The deputy initiated a traffic stop, made contact with the individual, identified as Ronal Glenn Callender, 44, of Midlothian, and placed him under arrest on two warrants:
• A warrant obtained by the Texas Department of Public Safety on a third-degree felony charge of possession of a controlled substance, weighing more than 1 gram, but less than 4 grams
• A warrant obtained by Ellis County Department of Development on a misdemeanor charge of failure to give notice/obtain a sanitation/environmental permit
Two syringes and a plastic wrapper containing a small amount of a black tar-like substance were retrieved from Callender’s pockets. The substance tested positive for the presence of heroin.
The vehicle was impounded and Callender was transported to Wayne McCollum Detention Center, where he was booked on the two warrants and an on-view, state jail felony charge of possession of a controlled substance, weighing less than 1 gram.
Callender’s bond was set at $10,000 on each of the felony charges, with a fine of $386 set on the misdemeanor charge.