You dropped your earrings.
That's what a police officer told a woman Saturday in the 1800 block of Belle Plain after the officer was dispatched on a report that a woman was trying to sell prescription narcotics.
The officer located the woman in the parking lot of a business, and the woman appeared to be nervous, police said. The woman dropped a pair of star-shaped earrings, and when she reached down to retrieve them, the officer saw a white oblong pill in her hand.
The woman said she'd received the pill from an individual and did not know what it was. Police identified the pill as hyrdrocodone. Police arrested Lucy Ogden, 39, of Brownwood, on a Class A misdemeanor charge of possession of a controlled substance.
In unrelated incidents:
• Ordinarily, the alleged theft two packages of batteries valued at $18.98 would've earned the suspect a citation for a Class C misdemeanor theft.
Orlando Carrillo, the suspect in the shoplifting at Brookshire's, had other issues. Carrillo ended up going to jail on felony and misdemeanor drug charges, and the theft charge was enhanced to a Class B misdemeanor because Carrillo had a previous conviction for Class C theft, Brownwood police said.
Police were dispatched to the store Friday after the suspect left the store and got in a vehicle. A member of management tapped on the vehicle's window, and the suspect went back inside the store.
Carillo was also charged with possession of a controlled substance after police allegedly found prescription pills but no prescription on the suspect.
• Police were dispatched Monday to the 2500 block of Main on an assault call. Police arrested Rafael Lara, 33, of Brownwood, on charges of assault and injury to a child.
• Police wee dispatched Sunday to the 1000 block of Lamonte on a report that someone shot a dog with a BB gun.
• Police were dispatched Saturday to the 1600 block of Sixth after a 9-1-1 hangup call. Police arrested Lavert Hawkins, 42, of Brownwood, on an assault charge.
Others booked into the Brown County Jail between 8 a.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Monday were:
Elaina Aguirre, 35, Brownwood, traffic warrant.
Buddy Allison, 31, Early, failure to appear.
Grady Chastain, 55, Brownwood, theft.
Nathan Henson, 37, DWI with child under 15.
Travis Hoover, 23, Bangs, theft by check.
Daniel Mendieta, 26, Bangs, manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, driving with invalid license.
Joseph Mendieta, 28, Austin, manufacture or deliver of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana.
John Salazar, 48, Brownwood, driving with invalid license.
Randall Snell, 51, Brownwood, DWI third or more.
Debra Thomas, 53, Brownwood, traffic warrant.