Early police made several recent marijuana-related arrests recently, including the arrest Friday of a truck driver delivering produce from Crowley to a Brown County business.
Friday’s arrest followed a traffic stop by officer Nathan Land on Early Boulevard, Police Chief David Mercer said.
He said Land stopped the bobtail truck for speeding and smelled marijuana. Police believe the driver was smoking marijuana as he drove, and a bag with about 2 ounces of marijuana was found in the truck’s cab, Mercer said.
Mercer, speaking by cell phone, did not have the man’s name but said he is from Crowley and was charged with possession of marijuana.
In other Early arrests, police arrested individuals after receiving information that marijuana was being used and sold in the Early area, Mercer said.
Trent Hair, 19, and Brady Perkins, 27, were arrested at their Early homes on marijuana possession charges, Mercer said.
An investigation continues and more arrests are possible, Mercer said.
In another Early traffic stop, officer Shawn Dibrell arrested Sean MacLeod, 20, of San Marcos on a charge of possession of marijuana, Mercer said. Police also seized marijuana growing equipment and $3,000, Mercer said.
In unrelated incidents:
• Brownwood police arrested a convenience store clerk Thursday on a selling alcohol to a minor after a teen bought alcohol at the store,
The clerk, James Johnson, 45, was also arrested on traffic warrants, Brown County Jail records state.
Narcotics detective Bruce Spruill gave an 18-year-old money and sent him into the West-T-Go store at 1400 Coggin to see if he could buy an alcoholic beverage, police said.
Officer Fred Bastardo arrested the clerk after the teen made the purchase.
• Deputy James Stroope made a traffic stop on Cordell and found a crack pipe and several small pieces of crack cocaine in the car. The person suspected of possessing the drugs was released pending lab results.