A Brownwood man remained jailed Monday on drug and other charges after deputies stopped the pickup the man was driving south of Bangs Sunday afternoon and seized 10.5 grams of methamphetamine.
Sheriff’s narcotics detective Carlyle Gover arrested Bruno Medrano, 43, on charges of manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance, evading arrest and evidence tampering, Brown County Jail records state. Medrano’s bonds total $95,000.
A passenger in the pickup, Brenda Hinds, 38, of Brady, was arrested on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia and is free on bond.
According to Gover’s report:
Gover followed up on information that a man would be traveling from Brady to the Bangs area to sell methamphetamine and learned a description of the man’s pickup. Gover, assisted by detective Leighton Wyatt, saw the pickup in Bangs. The driver, identified as Medrano, made several turns and ended up on County Road 234. Gover believed the driver was trying to avoid law enforcement, and Wyatt was able to get his vehicle ahead of Medrano.
Gover decided to conduct a reasonable suspicion stop and instructed Wyatt to stop at the stop sign at CR 234 and FM 1176. Gover approached Medrano’s pickup from behind and initiated his unmarked vehicle’s emergency lights.
Medrano drove around Wyat’s vehicle and turned right onto FM 1176. Gover initiated his vehicle’s siren and began a pursuit, and saw several “furtive” movements by the pickup’s two occupants. Medrano drove in the bar ditch and stopped after about 200 yards.
Wyatt saw six new, unused methamphetamine pipes in bubble wrap on the floorboard, and several small pieces of methamphetamine were located in the driver’s seat. The deputies also located a bong that was missing its pipe.
Wyatt walked back up the bar ditch and found the pipe stem from the bong as well as two baggies with a total of 10.5 grams of methamphetamine.
Hinds said the six methamphetamine pipes were hers and she intended to sell them.
Deputies also seized $2,561 in cash from Medrano.