The Daily Sentinel

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
Logout|My Dashboard

Two arrested with 9,500 grams of cocaine in trunk

Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Friday, September 16, 2011 1:02 pm

Two Baltimore, Maryland residents were arrested after a traffic stop on Thursday afternoon after a drug dog found cocaine in the vehicle.

Melvin James Perry, 27, and Ashley Nicole Perc, 23, were both charged with first-degree felony possession of a controlled substance following the initial traffic stop at about 4:45 p.m. Thursday for passing a school bus while it was unloading children, according to a DPS spokeswoman.

After speaking with the two, the trooper said criminal indicators of drug trafficking were observed and the consent to search the vehicle was denied.

Perry then tried to run and was caught by the trooper. A DPS drug dog assisted and alerted on the trunk area where 9.5 kilos, or 9,500 grams, of cocaine were found. Perry also has a misdemeanor evading arrest charge from the incident.

Perc remained in the Nacogdoches County Jail Friday afternoon in lieu of a $75,000 bond. Perry's bond was set at a combined $77,500.

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
  • 2 Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
  • 3 Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
  • 4 Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 5 Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 6 Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness acounts, the history behind an article.

Welcome to the discussion.

Nacogdoches, TX

Current Conditions

Humidity: 87%
Winds: NNE at 5mph
Feels Like: 40°

Your Extended Forecast


High 53°/Low 43°
Chance of showers


High 54°/Low 49°
Showers possible


High 74°/Low 60°
Afternoon thunderstorms


High 60°/Low 29°