Man tries to evade GBC police, but busted for drugs, weapon

Police BeatGBC Police Department press release

On Thursday, Nov. 12, Officer Lewis of the Gun Barrel City Police Department initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation in the 3000 blk of West Main St, Gun Barrel City. Officer Lewis made contact with the driver who was identified as Gary Blanton of Scurry, Texas. A computerized check of Blanton revealed he was wanted for a parole violation.

When Officer Lewis asked Blanton to exit the vehicle, Blanton put the car in drive and started to evade the police. Officer Lewis and Officer Shue then began pursuit of Blanton and after a short chase into Seven Points, Blanton stopped and was placed under arrest.

Officer’s then observed in plain view a quantity of methamphetamine in the driver seat of the vehicle. Also located in the vehicle was a bag of marijuana, a stolen pistol out of Kaufman County and paraphernalia. Further investigation into the incident revealed another bag of methamphetamine which was located on the side of the road where Blanton began to evade the police.

Blanton was charged with the parole violation, manufacture and deliver of a controlled substance, Possession of Marijuana, Evading Arrest, Tampering with Physical Evidence, and Unlawful Possession of Firearm by felon.