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SchaeferSchaeferBy Chris Edwards
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WOODVILLE – Deputies with the Tyler County Sheriff’s Office turned up drugs and a stolen car during a stop last week.

According to Tyler County Sheriff Bryan Weatherford, deputies were called out in reference to a suspicious vehicle on the afternoon of Tuesday, March 8. The vehicle in question, a white Volvo passenger car, was parked near US 190 and CR 2175, and occupied by a white male individual.

The deputies made contact with the man and identified him as 31-year-old Zachary Schaefer of Houston. Weatherford said that when the deputies spoke with Schaefer, they learned the car was reported as stolen out of Lousiana. 

The deputies detained Schaefer and searched the vehicle, from whence they turned up a Glock .380-caliber handgun and a pill bottle which contained several different types of pills.

Schaefer was transported to the Tyler County Justice Center and charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle; unlawful carrying of a weapon and possession of a controlled substance.

A criminal background check revealed that earlier this year, a judge in Lousiana ordered Schaefer to not purchase, or be in possession of, any firearm while he is on probation.

Schaefer remains in Tyler County custody with bonds set at $17,500 by Pct. 1 Justice of the Peace Trisher Ford.

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