Harlingen man arrested for drug possession, evading arrest

March 11, 2019

COMBES – Richard Bernard Meyers, 20, of Harlingen was arrested Saturday evening for Possession of a Controlled Substance, a second-degree felony, and Evading Arrest or Detention, a Class ‘A’ misdemeanor.

At approximately 7:11 p.m., an officer of the Combes Police Dept. conducted a traffic stop on Kilbourn Road east of New Combes Highway on a vehicle with obscured temporary tags driven by Meyers.

Upon contact, officers detected an odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. According to reports, Meyers became increasingly nervous and fled from the officers when he was removed from the vehicle.

He was arrested after leading officers on a brief foot pursuit.

Authorities report Meyers was concealing numerous vials of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC Oil) totaling 184.55 grams, a firearm and over $1,300 in U.S. currency inside of the vehicle.

A second degree felony conviction carries a sentence of imprisonment for any term not to exceed 20 years or less than 2 years and a fine not to exceed $10,000. A Class ‘A’ misdemeanor conviction carries confinement not to exceed one year and/or a fine not to exceed $4,000.

Meyers is being held pending arraignment on these charges. He will be transported to Cameron County Jail pending bail after his arraignment.