A Brownwood man was arrested on a drug charge after a police officer saw him stop his vehicle in front of a house known for “narcotic activity” and drive away five seconds later.
James Funderburg, 47, was booked into the Brown County Jail on charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, jail records state.
Officer Dustin Bode saw a pickup stop in the 600 block of Bailey at 4:50 p.m. Tuesday, Bode’s report states. The pickup then drove into the parking lot of the Taylor Chevron store at 528 W. Commerce. The driver stopped the truck and opened the door.
Bode drove into the parking lot, and the pickup’s driver looked at Bode and made a circle around the store and parked once again. The driver got out and told Bode he’d been trying to decide whether he wanted a soda, then decided he did.
Bode looked inside the truck and saw a crack pipe with residue and what appeared to be part of a crack rock. Bode then found four crack rocks in the pickup, Bode’s report states.
In other incidents:
Howard Payne University officials reported vandalism including a broken door glass at the athletic building at Second and Hawkins. Someone broke into two vehicles parked in the 1000 block of Fisk. Stolen items include a sound system, basketball shoes, a cell phone and charger, a radar detector, 400 music CDs, cologne and an algebra textbook. Police arrested two people on unrelated charges of public intoxication — Virgil Harrell, 29, and Timothey Farrar, 56, police and jail records state.