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Narcotics arrest made near Aledo exit

November 3, 2010 by Randy Keck

Woman carrying suspected MDMA

Special to The Community News

A Friday, Oct. 29 traffic stop at the 420 mile marker on Interstate 20 led Parker County Sheriff’s deputies to arrest an Arlington woman who was in possession of a large amount of suspected narcotics.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said Wendy Ellen Smith, 30, also known as Wendy Escobar, was stopped around midnight on the I-20 service road for speeding 25 miles-per-hour over the posted limit and swerving across the yellow marked lane.

Smith did not have proof of insurance on the vehicle she was driving and said it was a “loaner” from a dealership, but could not produce a rental agreement. A search of the vehicle revealed 190 tablets of suspected MDMA (ecstasy) inside a container in Smith’s purse. She was charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and was taken to the Parker County Jail, where she was booked in. Smith’s bond was set at $30,000, which she bonded out later that same morning.

Fowler said the case will be turned over the Parker County District Attorney’s Office for consideration of prosecution, pending lab results of the narcotics found.

MDMA is a stimulant narcotic causing feelings of reduced anxiety and producing a state of calmness with heightened energy levels. Side effects include serious drug interactions, nausea and vomiting, blurred vision, a rise in blood pressure, grinding of teeth, muscle cramping and seizures. It is absorbed rapidly in the blood stream, weakening the body’s ability to break it down and can remain in one’s system for extended periods of time, ultimately causing unexpectedly high blood levels and weakening the cardiovascular system, leaving toxic effects. Additional usage of the drug, even weeks later, can cause overdose effects, as it has been reported to stay in the system for extended periods of time.

Sports Calendar

Thursday, October 30

  • Aledo Middle School at Brewer, Brewer High School

  • Aledo Middle School at Stephenville Henderson J.H.;
    7B, 8C - 5:00;
    7C, 8B - 6:00;
    7A, 8A - 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are subject to change. The lengths of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

Friday, October 31

  • AHS Varsity vs. Granbury at Aledo Bearcat Stadium, Football Senior Parent Night, 7:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy Varsity at Newman International, 7:30 p.m. *District Game

Tuesday, November 4

  • AHS Varsity Girls Orange at Wichita Falls Varsity Tournament, Canyon West, 9:00 a.m.

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Stephenville Henderson JH at Aledo MS;
    7C, 5:00;
    7B, 6:00;
    7A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Aledo Middle School at Stephenville Henderson JH;
    8C, 5:00;
    8B, 6:00;
    8A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

Friday, November 7

  • AHS Varsity at Cleburne, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, November 14

  • AHS Varsity Girls Black at Texas Girls Classic, Texarkana Country Club through Nov. 15

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