A man told a Brownwood police officer “I got some (expletive) in my front pocket” after police received a complaint Monday of possible drug dealing at Coggin Park, police said.

Police allege John Paul Solis carried a small box with about 8 grams of methamphetamine and a small amount of marijuana. Solis, 20, of Brownwood, remained in the Brown County Jail Tuesday on a charge of manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance, jail records state.

“I got information of drug activity in the park, and set up and watched the park,” Brownwood narcotics detective Bruce Spruill said. “I observed what I believed to be a narcotics transaction. I was there for just a short period of time and observed the activity.”

The apparent transaction took place between two people in separate vehicles, Spruill said. He said police were able to stop the car Solis was driving after it left the park.

Spruill contacted Cpl. Kenyon Black at 4:10 p.m. and told him someone in a Pontiac had just passed drugs to another person in the parking area of Coggin Park, Black’s report states.

Black saw the suspect vehicle and made a traffic stop on a traffic violation in the 900 block of Carey. Spruill arrived at the traffic stop and asked the driver if he had any weapons, Black’s report states.

The driver said he had something in his front pocket, and Spruill said he asked him what he had. The driver indicated he had narcotics, Spruill said.

Black removed a small box with narcotics from the driver’s pocket, his report states.