Man arrested on drug charge after meth found while visiting inmate in Montgomery County Jail

A visit to a friend behind bars ended with another arrest by the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.

At about 9pm Monday, a Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Special Investigations Canine unit gave a positive alert on a vehicle that was parked near the inmate visitation area. The driver of the vehicle was visiting an inmate in the Montgomery County Jail.

When the driver returned to his vehicle, a deputy searched the vehicle, reportedly finding about 77 grams of "Ice", methamphetamine and an electronic scale. The suspect was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance.

The suspect, identified as Gary Lee Howard, 33, was out on bond from Harris County on a possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver charge.

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