Traffic stop in Romayor leads to drug charges against two

The Liberty County Pct. 3 Constable’s Office arrested two individuals for Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance and outstanding parole warrants Monday evening around 4:45 p.m., according to a press release from the constable’s office.

Pct. 3 Constable Mark “Mad Dog” Davison was patrolling the area of FM 787 and FM 2610 in Romayor when he observed a black 2005 Dodge Neon turn from FM 2610, west on to FM 787. Davison saw that the vehicle’s registration was expired and a brake light was out, so he initiated a traffic stop in the Valero parking lot.

“Constable Davison spoke to the female driver and male passenger of the Neon. During the initial contact, the male provided his Texas ID number, but the female stated she never had a state ID or driver’s license,” the statement continues. “A subsequent check of the male’s information with the sheriff’s office showed he had an outstanding warrant for a parole violation. Mad Dog arrested him and placed him in the back of the patrol car.”

The female reportedly initially gave a false name of “April Hilton.” When the dispatcher couldn’t confirm the female’s identity, the Constable arrested her for the traffic violations he had observed. A Liberty County sheriff’s deputy was nearby and came to the scene when he heard the parole violation alert over the radio.

“Constable Davison and the deputy began an inventory of the Dodge Neon and its contents so that it could be impounded. In the front seat area of the car, they found a brown paper bag which contained a clear glass pipe. The pipe and the residue on it were consistent with methamphetamine use,” the press release states. “While documenting the contents of the back seat, they found a purple and black makeup bag. Inside the pouch was a digital scale, and small, clear plastic bags which contained a clear, crystal-like substance. The manner of carry, scale, packaging, and appearance of the crystal-like substance, along with the presence of the glass pipe, led the constable and deputy to believe the evidence was methamphetamine.”

The deputy reportedly handled all of the documenting, processing and transporting of the evidence.

The male and female subjects were transported to the County Jail without incident. While at the jail, the female’s true identity was determined. She also had an outstanding parole violation warrant.

Both Ashlie Nichole Lichtenwalner, 33, and Clay Sterling Harvey, 44, were booked in to the County Jail for the offense of Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance, a First Degree Felony, and “blue warrants” from the Texas Board of Pardon and Parole.

“The amount of the suspected methamphetamine was 402 grams (14.35 ounces), which would have an estimated street value of $12,000,” the statement ends.

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