Jefferson resident arrested by Longview PD

DerrA Jefferson man who police said stole a bottle of cologne from a Longview store faces additional charges after officers found more than 3 grams of methamphetamine in his possession.


Jeffery Eugene Derr, 39, was held Wednesday in the Gregg County Jail on $7,500 bond, charged with theft and possession of a controlled substance measuring more than 1 gram but less than 4 grams.


Police responded about 12:20 p.m. Tuesday to Target in the 3000 block of North Eastman Road in reference to a theft. Target Dept. Store officials said Derr stole a bottle of cologne from the store and then waited in his vehicle outside, according to police.


LPD said they found a syringe containing an unknown substance in Derr’s vehicle, along with a cigarette container containing 3.1 grams of methamphetamine.

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