Local busted for meth


GONZALES – A local man ended up behind bars after police said he was caught with meth and paraphernalia.

At 10:46 p.m. Sept. 22, Officer Thomas Garza was patrolling the 300 block of Clifton Poe St. when he spotted a man walking on the wrong side of the road, Capt. Allen Taylor reported. Garza stopped the man and identified him as Shane Dominick Frederick, 26, of Gonzales. When asked if he had any weapons Frederick told the officer he had a knife, and reached for his pocket. The officer told him to stop, but Frederick continued to reach in his pocket, and the officer took the knife.

Taylor said Frederick yet again reached for his pocket despite warnings not to do so, and officers conducted a search of Frederick that led to the discovery of a glass pipe used for smoking meth. Officers also found a bag with a crystal-like substance believed to be meth. Frederick was arrested.

While taking Frederick to Gonzales County Jail, officers noticed he was moving around in the back seat – where they later found more meth that Frederick was apparently trying to hide in the seat, Taylor said.

Frederick is charged with possession of a controlled substance in penalty group 1 more than 1 gram less than 4 grams, tampering with evidence and possession of drug paraphernalia.