A woman who told police she was moving from Eldorado to Burleson was arrested on drug charges following a traffic stop in Brownwood. In an unrelated drug case, two people were arrested following a search of a Brownwood apartment.
Officer Fred Bastardo was on patrol at 11:43 a.m. Sunday when he clocked a vehicle traveling 55 mph in a 40-mph zone on U.S. Highway 377, Bastardo’s report states.
Bastardo made a traffic stop in the 2800 block, and the driver, Vicky Piper, 45, told Bastardo she was speeding because she needed to get to a rest room.
Officer Chandra Geis followed Piper to a rest room in a nearby Food Plaza, and Piper consented to a search of her vehicle. Geis, Bastardo and officer Johnny Jackson searched the vehicle and found marijuana and several pills, Bastardo’s report states.
Piper was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana under 2 ounces, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, Brown County Jail records state.
On Friday, police executed a search and arrest warrant obtained by narcotics officer Bruce Spruill at Southside Village Apartments, 2801 Southside.
As officers went inside, they saw a man dumping drugs into the commode, Spruill said. Officers seized a package of drugs he had not managed to dump, and removed the commode and recovered some plastic bags but no drugs from the sewer, he said.
Police arrested Ricky Burleson, 26, on charges of possession of a controlled substance and tampering with evidence, and on a warrant for violating parole, jail records state.
Police also arrested Tammy Trevathan, 40, on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, police said.
Officers said they found drug paraphernalia indicating methamphetamine was being distributed from the apartment.
In other incidents:
A woman’s foot was severely lacerated by a beer bottle in a personal dispute involving the woman and several other people late Thursday night at the Backroads Bar and Grill. No arrests have been made. A man punched out an apartment window at 1500 Terrace in a dispute with his brother. A woman was thrown against a fire hydrant and needed stitches to close the resulting laceration to her nose. Officer Ray Slayton arrested Norma Jean Egger, 52, on a charge of assault on a public servant. Slayton was dispatched to the 2600 block of Cleburne Sunday evening on a domestic disturbance, and a woman hit him in the face with her fist and tried to bite him, Slayton’s report states.