Henderson County law enforcement agencies made six arrests on various charges Wednesday and Thursday.  

The sheriff’s office, Texas Rangers and the Attorney General’s Office were following up on a lead on a 2009 missing person case at a residence outside of Athens on U.S. Highway 175 West. While they were conducting the investigation, they spotted suspected drug paraphernalia, marijuana and methamphetamine and notified a narcotics investigator to come to the house. 

Clifford Keith Miller, 55, was arrested at the house for possession of a controlled substance in penalty group 1 amounting to 4 grams but less than 200 grams, a second-degree felony, possession of 2 ounces or less of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

No new information was discovered in the missing person case. 

Henderson County deputies identified Russell Allen Stogner, 27, of Athens, and Lee Lonnie Fender, 32, of Athens, during a traffic stop near the intersection of Farm-to-Market Road 1615 and County Road 4511 shortly after 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. 

After deputies searched the vehicle, both men were found to be in possession of suspected methamphetamines.

Stogner and Fender were arrested and charged for the alleged possession of up to 1 gram of a controlled substance in penalty group 1, a state jail felony. Stogner was charged for driving with an invalid license. 

A possible stolen four-wheeler was discovered during the traffic stop that could result in more charges. 

Malakoff police and Henderson County deputies identified Phillip Caine Maddox, 33, of Malakoff and Deric Dion Young, 34, of Malakoff, at a storage complex about 11:15 a.m. in Malakoff. 

Maddox was found to have outstanding warrants for the alleged unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, a third-degree felony and for the theft of material, aluminum, bronze, copper or brass valued under $20,000. 

Young was alleged to be in possession of methamphetamine in the amount greater than 4 grams but less than 200 grams, a second-degree felony and less than 2 grams of marijuana. Young was also found to have outstanding arrest warrants from the Seven Points Police Department.  

A Henderson County deputy conducted a traffic stop early Thursday at Farm-to-Market Road 1615 and County Road 4528. The deputy identified Jeffrey Ryan Anding, 29, of Athens. Anding was found to be in possession of 1 gram or less of suspected methamphetamine, a state jail felony.  

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I am a retired U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sergeant. After a 21-year military career, in Security Forces, the military police of the Air Force, I went back to college for a journalism degree. I started working at the Tyler Morning Telegraph in June 2016.

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