Brownwood police arrested two men at an apartment complex Monday after finding marijuana plants growing in a planter on a porch.
Officer Troy Grusendorf arrested Austin Griffin, 21, of Early, and Thomas Taylor, 19, of Brownwood, on charges of possession of marijuana, Brown County Jail records state.
Grusendorf was dispatched to 320 Bluffview shortly after 3 p.m. on a tip that someone had seen marijuana plants on the back porch of an apartment, Grusendorf’s report states.
Grusendorf saw six marijuana plants growing in two brick planters. He began photographing them and saw someone peek through the back door, then quickly close the mini-blinds.
He sent someone to knock on the front door, but there was no answer. Grusendorf yelled out his identity and said he would seek a search warrant. The door opened and two men came outside, Grusendorf’s report states.
The men consented to a search of the apartment. Officers found drug paraphernalia and marijuana that had been dumped in the commode, and they found a “grow lab” in a storage room, Grusendorf’s report states.
In an unrelated incident, deputy John Flores made a traffic stop at Belle Plain and Walnut shortly after 10 p.m. Monday.
Deputy Pete Bastardo arrived to assist, and Bastardo saw a bag with marijuana on the ground below the passenger’s window. Flores arrested John Stewart, 18, of Brownwood, on a charge of possession of marijuana, jail records state.