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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, April 2

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Cleburne

  • Aledo Ladycats at Joshua, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Burleson Hughes at Burleson High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, April 3

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Granbury at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Granbury, 5:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, April 6

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Cleburne, 6:00 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Cleburne at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm. *District Game

Tuesday, April 7

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at District 8-5A Golf Tournament at Squaw Valley Golf Course, Glen Rose.

  • Aledo Middle School at District, Hall

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Burleson Centennial at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Cleburne, 7:00 pm. *District Game

Thursday, April 9

  • Aledo Varsity at District Tournament at TCU, all day

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Burleson Kerr at Aledo High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, April 10

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Chisholm Trail

  • Aledo Bearcats at Joshua, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats vs. Joshua at AHS Baseball Field, 5:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats at Everman, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, April 13

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Hall at Weatherford 9th Grade Center, 4:30 pm

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