A woman who was driving without a driver's license was pulled over Tuesday by a sheriff's narcotics officer who recognized her, but her lack of a driver's license was not among her legal troubles.
Narcotics officers Carlyle Gover and James Stroope found 22 grams of methamphetamine in the car the woman was driving, Gover alleged in a report. Gover arrested Anna Coffey, 28, and passenger Butch Spearman, 36, on charges of manufacture of delivery of a controlled substance in a drug free zone, jail records state. Spearman was also charged with possession of marijuana.
According to Gover's report:
Gover and Stroope had received information for several months about two people who were allegedly distributing methamphetamine in Brown County. On Tuesday, Gover saw Coffey driving on Beaver Street in Brownwood and made a traffic stop. Spearman was in the front passenger's seat, and Coffey's 6-year-old daughter was in the rear seat.
Coffey denied Gover's request to search her car, and Gover called for Stroope and his drug dog, Buster. The dog alerted on the car, and the deputies found a "distribution among" of methamphetamine in the center console. The deputies also found under 2 ounces of marijuana under the front passenger's seat.
Coffey's daughter was released to her grandmother.
In other incidents:
• Officer Gary Villalpando was dispatched Sunday to the emergency room, where a stabbing victim was being treated. Villalpando could get only limited information from the victim and made contact with possible suspects.
• Officer Bryan Greenrock was dispatched Monday to a pawn shop, where someone located a bicycle that had been stolen from Brady Avenue.
• Officer Anna Sturgeon was dispatched Monday to the 800 block of 16th on a report of stolen tools. A man named his nephew as a suspect.
• Officer Jesse Mares heard over his patrol car's radio Monday that Assistant Police Chief James Fuller had made a traffic stop in the 1400 block of Avenue C and was requesting another unit. Mares arrested Angela Baca, 44, of Early, on a DWI charge.
• Officer Danny Hutchins was dispatched Tuesday to Burke's Outlet on a theft report. Hutchins arrested Daniel Ballejo, 34, of Brownwood, on a theft charge.
• Officer Anna Sturgeon was dispatched Tuesday to the 400 block of West Anderson, where a man said his roommate assaulted him.
• Cpl. Stephanie Morgan made a pedestrian stop Tuesday in the 2300 block of Southside. The man had warrants and fled when officers tried to handcuff him. An officer was injured in a foot pursuit and the man was not located.
• Officer Zane Taylor was dispatched Tuesday to the 1500 block of Avenue B, where a woman said a known person assaulted her.
Others booked into the Brown County Jail between 8 a.m. Monday and 8 a.m. Wednesday were:
Kenneth Anderson, 33, Ballinger, theft by check.
Daren Klutts, 26, Brownwood, DWI second, possession of drug paraphernalia.
Tammy Latham, 35, Brownwood, motion to adjudicate for burglary of a habitation.
Diana Patterson, 51, Abilene, motion to revoke for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.
Latosha Williams, 37, Brownwood, probation violation.
Gregg Cooley, 41, Brownwood, failure to appear.
Tommy Delarosa, 37, Coleman, evidence tampering.
Ray Griffith III, 20, Brownwood, theft.
James Johnson, 57, Brownwood, violating Texas Water Code, failure to appear.
Kelsie Roberts, 17, Glen Cove, possession of a controlled substance, evidence tampering.