Texas man arrested in Shannon, charged with drug trafficking

SHANNON – A Wednesday drug arrested yielded 12 pounds of marijuana and resulted in a Texas man being charged with drug trafficking.
Narcotics agents charged Derwin Weaver, 39, of San Antonio, Texas with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Weaver’s bond was set at $150,000 Thursday.
Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson said Weaver was arrested at 576 Cregeen Drive, Shannon during a search warrant at the residence. The drugs were being transported in a spare tire, according to agents.
Also seized in the arrest was $505 in cash and a small caliber handgun.
Weaver’s case will be presented to the Lee County grand jury sometime in 2011.

Danza Johnson/NEMS Daily Journal