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An Iola man who was injured Thursday after he hit a deer while riding his motorcycle was arrested after authorities say they found methamphetamine in a backpack.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, authorities responded to a crash on Texas 30 near the Grimes County line around 9:30 p.m. Thursday. Jimilei Russell Fox, 32, was thrown from his motorcycle after he hit a deer that was in the road. Fox was taken to the College Station Medical Center for non life-threatening injuries.

Authorities say during a follow-up interview at the hospital, a nurse said when he was looking in Fox’s backpack for his phone and identification, he found what appeared to be drugs. The trooper looked into the backpack and found eight grams of suspected methamphetamine in a plastic bag. A probable cause affidavit states Fox said the backpack was his, but denied ownership of the methamphetamine. Fox provided a blood sample that will be analyzed by the DPS Crime Lab in Austin.

In February, Fox was arrested after a man called College Station police and said Fox was calling him impersonating an officer. According to College Station police, a teen called officers in November to report someone had called her cell phone and said he was a police officer. The man referred to himself as “Officer James Russell” and wanted to speak to the teen’s father, saying he had a warrant for his arrest. The man told the teen her father was wanted for kidnapping a woman and the man needed to speak with him immediately.

Investigators spoke to the man who allegedly had a warrant, and he said he had received numerous text messages and phone calls from an unidentified number, and the caller had called the man’s family members and co-workers. The man told police he thought “Officer Russell” may actually be Fox, who had dated the man’s ex-fiance. Fox was arrested and charged with two counts of impersonating a police officer, a third-degree felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and $10,000 in fines.

Fox is now charged with possession of a controlled substance, a second-degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison and $10,000 in fines. He is being held at the Brazos County Jail on $10,000 bond.



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