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Bridgeport Police arrest 2 for drugs, fake money

By Brian Knox | Published Saturday, July 21, 2018
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SEIZED – Bridgeport police confiscated drugs, a handgun and nearly $800 in counterfeit money during a traffic stop this week. Submitted photo

Drugs and counterfeit money were discovered during a traffic stop in Bridgeport this week.

Bridgeport Police Lt. Todd Low said an officer made a traffic stop in the 1300 block of 13th Street around 3 a.m. Wednesday after noticing a traffic infraction.

“As he was talking to the driver, her story was not making sense,” Low said. “They were also taking a peculiar route.”

Both the driver and passenger do not live in Wise County and were traveling from the Metroplex, Low said.

Officers discovered that the passenger, identified as Luke Allen King, 36, of Burkburnett, was wanted for a drug-related warrant out of Wichita County. Low said he was found with drugs in his possession.

A search of the vehicle revealed a .40 caliber Smith and Wesson handgun, 7 ounces of methamphetamine with a street value of around $16,000, Low said, along with around $800 worth of counterfeit bills.

“We’ve reached out to the Secret Service as well regarding the counterfeit money,” Low said.

King was arrested for forgery government/national institution/money/security, manufacturing/delivery of a controlled substance in penalty group 1 in an amount of 200-400 grams, possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful carrying of a weapon in addition to the Wichita County warrant. He remained in the Wise County Jail Friday with total bond set at $75,500.

The driver, Jamie Ray Proctor, 32, of Lakeside City, was arrested for forgery government/national institution/money/security, manufacturing/delivery of a controlled substance in penalty group 1 in an amount of 200-400 grams, possession of a controlled substance in penalty group 3 less than 28 grams, possession of a controlled substance in penalty group 4 less than 28 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. She remained in the Wise County Jail Friday with total bond set at $74,500.

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