County man faces felony for heroin possession

BEAN BLOSSOM — A man driving with no headlights or tail lights caught the attention of a deputy, who ended up arresting him for having what the officer believes was heroin.

Tyler J. Asbury, 21, State Road 135 North, was charged April 20 with possession of a narcotic, a Level 6 felony; and possession of paraphernalia, a misdemeanor.

Brown County Sheriff’s Deputy Bill Southerland pulled him over at about 9:45 p.m. April 19 at the intersection of Gatesville Road and State Road 135.

The officer said he had passed Asbury as he was backing out of a driveway on Bear Wallow Road and noticed he was driving without lights, then saw him blow the stop sign at the highway intersection.

While talking with Asbury, Southerland said he saw several small pieces of aluminum foil inside the vehicle. While doing a pat-down, the officer removed a plastic bag from Asbury’s pants that contained two more small pieces of foil, the report said.

Southerland found other pieces on the floor of the vehicle; he also reported finding a small amount of green marijuana in the glove compartment, a glass smoking device and several empty plastic bag corners, which the officer said are commonly used to contain narcotics.

Field tests of the foil packets showed positive signs of being methamphetamine, but two other tests came back positive for heroin, Southerland’s report said.

Asbury was arrested; his female passenger was not.