Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest, Seizure of Stolen Gun, and Drugs


AMARILLO – Early Saturday morning, Amarillo Police pulled over vehicle in the 2800 block of Sanborn. 

Amarillo Police arrest 31-year-old Andre Juane Speaks. Speaks is wanted for a bond forfeiture warrant stemming from a felon in possession of a firearm arrest in Wichita County. 

Police also arrested a 25-year-old female passenger wanted on an outstanding city warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Officers searched the vehicle and found narcotic paraphernalia, a plastic bottle containing about 11 grams of what appears to be methamphetamine, and a loaded .45 caliber pistol.  A check on the weapon’s serial number showed that it was stolen in a 2011 burglary in north Amarillo. 

Speaks was taken to the Potter County Detention Center, where he was booked for possession of a controlled substance over 4 grams/under 200 grams, the unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon warrant, and a new charge of unlawful possession of a firearm. 

The female was booked into the Randall County Jail on the misdemeanor warrant. 

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