Wichita County Republican Party Treasurer Arrested

The son of a former Wichita Falls mayor who is also the treasurer of the Wichita County Republican Party is out of the Wichita County Jail tonight, following his arrest on drug charges.

Wichita Falls Police say the investigation into 23-year-old Jonathan Paul Lyne began on March 10th, when the Wichita County District Attorney's Drug Enforcement Division executed a search warrant for an iPhone 4 for evidence.

The arrest affidavit stated that on March 11th, detectives noticed a text message and an attached photograph involving about nine grams of hash oil and how much it would cost.

Police say that Lyne admitted to sending the text message and consented to a thorough search of his texting history and his home.

Investigators say they found hash, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia, and because his home is near Cunningham Elementary School, police say that it is a drug free zone.

Lyne was charged with Manufacture/Delivery Of A Substance Over 1 Gram/Under 4 Grams In A Drug Free Zone.

Lyne became the Wichita County Republican Party Treasurer in February. Officials from the Wichita County Republican Party say they will discuss his position within the organization at the next executive meeting.

Lyne has bonded out of jail.