Andy Alejandro Perez, 29, of Perry was arrested on Friday, May 11 on drug charges following a traffic stop.


Perry Police Department officers initiated a traffic stop just after midnight on May 11 for a traffic violation. Chief Eric Vaughn said after the officers made the stop, they became aware of possible drugs in the vehicle, which prompted a search.


The officers found around two to three grams of methamphetamine in the vehicle. Vaughn said other paraphernalia found with the drugs indicated an intent to deliver. Those items included scales and packaging materials.


The officers then arrested Perez and the driver of the car.


The driver was charged with misdemeanors of driving while barred, driving while suspended and possession of drug paraphernalia.


Perez was charged with possession of meth with intent to deliver, a Class C felony, possession of a controlled substance, third offense, a Class D felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor.


Perez was transported to the Dallas County Jail and is currently being held on a $50,000 bond. He had an initial court appearance on May 11. A preliminary hearing is set for 11 a.m. on May 21.