Area law enforcement officials made several drug-related arrests in unrelated weekend incidents.
Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a burglary in progress Sunday morning at the Lucky Lady Game Room at Thunderbird Bay and stopped the suspect vehicle after getting tips from witnesses.
No charges were immediately filed in connection with the burglary, but the vehicle’s occupants were arrested on drug charges, sheriff’s officials said.
Deputy John Fincher arrested two 20-year-old San Antonio residents, Timothy Gannaway and Taylor Rushing, on charges of possession of a controlled substance, Brown County Jail records state.
Early officer Pattimae Furry was dispatched to a report of a possibly intoxicated driver leaving a convenience store Friday morning.
Furry stopped the suspect vehicle after seeing the driver swerving in the traffic lane. Richard Chancellor, 47, of Early, said he had taken several pain killer medications. Furry found prescription medication for which the driver had no prescription, Police Chief David Mercer said.
After a field sobriety test, Furry arrested Chancellor on charges of DWI and possession of a controlled substance.
Brownwood officer Brandon Miller was on patrol Friday night when he saw a vehicle pull up to the fuel pumps at a closed convenience store. Miller watched the vehicle, which then traveled slowly across the parking lot and turned abruptly behind the building.
“Based on my knowledge of previous burglaries at this particular location and the fact that I believe the driver saw my patrol vehicle and moved quickly to the side of the building, I believed that reasonable suspicion existed to make contact with the vehicle’s occupants,” Miller’s report states.
Miller learned that a protective order was in force against the passenger, Jessie Crouch II, on behalf of the female driver. Miller arrested Crouch, 31, of Brownwood, on charges of possession of a controlled substance and violating a protective order, jail records state.
Officer James Elliott was dispatched to the Town and Country store, 601 W. Commerce, at 3:53 a.m. Saturday on a report of a possibly intoxicated person. Elliott arrested Jacqueline Sessions, 43, of Brownwood on charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana, jail records state.
Officer Brandon Johnson was dispatched to a home in the 1200 block of Vincent Friday evening after someone reported that several juveniles were smoking and dealing drugs.
Austin Griffin, 23, told Johnson he was just drinking beer with three friends and allowed Johnson inside. Johnson located pills and arrested Griffin on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, police and jail records state.
Deputy James Stroope arrested Patrick Boutelle, 22, of Brownwood on charges of public intoxication and possession of a controlled substance while making a walk-through at a club Sunday.
In other incidents:
• Brownwood officer Elliott was dispatched to the 2400 block of 10th Sunday night on a report of a juvenile problem. Elliott was told a woman had struck two of her relatives. Elliott arrested Cheryl Carpenter, 44, on a charge of injury to a child/elderly/disabled.
• Early officer Steven Means and Sgt. Shawn Dibrell made a traffic stop Friday night in the 200 block of Early Boulevard. The driver said there was a gun in the vehicle.
The gun had been reported stolen to the Brown County Sheriff’s office several years ago. The officers arrested Ronnie Lara, 26, and Misty Lopez, 32, both of Brownwood, on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.