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Suspected Longview drug dealer arrested

By Staff Reports
Dec. 5, 2017 at 11:51 p.m.
Updated Dec. 6, 2017 at 6:38 a.m.

Michael Jermaine Roberson (Gregg County Jail photo)

A Longview man has been arrested on numerous drug charges after police said they found him in possession of heroin, cocaine, marijuana and more.

Michael Jermaine Roberson, 25, of Longview was held Tuesday on bonds totaling $108,500. He was charged with three counts of manufacturing or delivering between 4 and 200 grams of a controlled substance, possession of a dangerous drug, possession of less than 28 grams of a controlled substance and possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana. He also was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and evading arrest.

Longview officers arrested Roberson after watching him as he repeatedly left his apartment to meet with people in their vehicles, according to police.

Roberson attempted to outrun officers when they tried to arrest him during a traffic stop, according to an affidavit, but he was "quickly apprehended by LPD patrol officers after a short foot pursuit."

Officers found 6.1 grams of black tar heroin, 9.9 grams of brown heroin, 3.5 grams of cocaine, 7.9 grams of Xanax, 424.3 grams of promethazine, 47.9 grams of marijuana, digital scales and a coffee grinder with heroin residue belonging to Roberson, according to police.

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