Corsicana: Fugitive arrested in sale of drugs in school zone

Christopher Garner, 30, is charged with manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance in a drug-free zone and evading arrest or detention. (Navarro County Sheriff's Office photos)
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CORSICANA, Texas (KWTX) A wanted man was in custody Tuesday after Navarro County deputies discovered drugs were being sold out of a home within 1,000 feet of a school in Corsicana.

Christopher Garner, 30, is charged with manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance in a drug-free zone and evading arrest or detention.

He also is named in a parole warrant out of Austin.

He remained in the Navarro County Detention Center Tuesday on bonds totaling $201,000, according to jail records.

Garner was arrested Monday afternoon after the Navarro County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit spotted him outside a home in the 1000 block West 5th Avenue, which is within 1,000 feet of the Corsicana Independent School District's Drane Learning Center.

He ran into the house where Navarro County Sheriff Elmer Tanner says he tried to discard the drugs.

Deputies then obtained a warrant to search the home.

"During the execution of the search warrant, deputies located assorted drug paraphernalia, empty baggies for distribution, digital scales, and multiple baggies containing methamphetamine," said Tanner.

"I am very proud of our officers and the job they do in continually working to take these drugs off the streets and keep them out of Navarro County."