An Ardmore man was arrested just after Christmas on a felony charge of trafficking in illegal drugs-methamphetamine.
Tyler Jordon Perry, 25, was arrested by Ardmore Police Department Officer Billy Eades on Christmas Day.
Upon booking into Carter County Detention Center, Perry’s charges included trafficking in illegal drugs, failure to appear on an assault with a dangerous weapon charge, and larceny of an automobile.
The single felony charge filed the following day in Carter County District Court of trafficking in illegal drugs led to a $5,000 cash bond set by Carter County Special District Judge Carson Brooks.
Perry’s arrest led to changes in a pending case against him in Murray County, where the preliminary hearing in a September 2018 case for two counts of first degree burglary after former felony conviction had been continued until Feb. 12.
The bondsman in the Murray County case filed a motion to exonerate himself of the $50,000 bond after notification of the pending charges in Carter County.
According to the Carter County Court documents, the Carter County charge, if Perry is convicted, would carry a punishment by imprisonment for 20 years to life and a fine of $25,000 to $200,000.