By CLINT FOSTER
The Mineral Wells Police Department made three arrest last week, two of which were drug-related, under unrelated circumstances.
The first incident occurred during a routine traffic stop in the 3100 block of US Highway 180 around 1:30 a.m., Jan. 21. Police said the officer making the stop was familiar with the driver and knew that he would likely not have a license.
Police pulled over Daniel Ortiz, 25, who was driving a Chevrolet Z71 pickup truck. After searching the vehicle, police found the passenger, 36-year-old Christi Wilson, was in possession of multiple small baggies filled with a substance believed to be methamphetamine.
Police said they arrested Wilson for possession of a controlled substance between 4 and 200 grams and Ortiz for driving without a license.
The second incident stemmed from a suspicious person call just before 9 p.m. that night on NW 12th Street. Police were dispatched to the area in regards to a man who was reportedly peeking through the windows of various houses.
Police said they made contact with the individual, identified as 43-year-old David Wayne Dyess, in the 500 block of NW 4th Avenue. Upon searching him, police found he was in possession of a syringe and a small amount of a substance believed to be methamphetamine.
MWPD arrested Dyess for possession of a controlled substance under 1 gram and booked him into Mineral Wells City Jail. The following day, he was transported to Palo Pinto County Jail, where he has yet to be released as of Wednesday.
Mineral Wells police arrested the following additional subjects between Jan. 21 and 28:
• Rian Parris, 17, was arrested Jan. 22 for a second-degree felony warrant.
• James Wilson, 27, was arrested Jan. 23 for a Class C warrant.
• Ashley Ewing, 28, was arrested Jan. 23 for a Class C traffic violation.
• Michael Shawn Furr, 33, was arrested Friday for a state jail felony warrant.