It's not a pipe, and you don't need to see it.
That's what Barry Money told deputy John Gramling after Gramling stopped a vehicle with occupied by Money and another man Monday night, Gramling's report states.
Gramling arrested Money, 44, and Travis Shaw, 29, both of Brownwood, on charges of possession of a controlled substance and evidence tampering. Gramling also arrested Money on multiple city warrants.
According to Gramling's report:
Gramling made a traffic stop at 9:51 p.m. at the intersection of U.S. Highway 377 and County Road 325 just outside Blanket. Gramling saw a glass pipe sitting near the car's stick shift. When Gramling asked the men about the pipe, one of the men said he didn't know it was in the car. The other man said it was oil burner, not a pipe, and said he wasn't doing anything wrong.
"At this point, dispatch asked me if my radio was secure, which indicated that either Shaw or Money was wanted," Gramling's report states. Gramling ordered Money out of the car multiple times and applied "hands on force."
Department of Public Safety trooper Michael Sams arrived, and a search of the vehicle yielded methamphetamine and K2 residue and cigarette. The offices also located a nearly empty bag of methamphetamine and a large amount of crushed methamphetamine in the bottom of the car's console, indicating someone had emptied the bag in an attempt to hide the substance, Gramling's report states.
One of the men said he'd bought K2 earlier in the evening and said he and his companion had planned to smoke it in Brownwood.
All you'll find is an empty baggie
In an unrelated incident, a Brownwood man went to jail after attracting an officer's attention by walking on the wrong side of the road at 1:23 a.m. Tuesday.
The officer arrested Edward Salazar, 31, on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
According to a police report:
The officer stopped the man as he walked in the 2200 block of Brady and had a dispatcher run the man's information. The officer learned by phone from another officer that the man had a history with the police.
When the officer asked the man for consent to search, he made "passive aggressive" statements and "at one point he made a spontaneous utterance, saying all I would find is an empty baggie," the officer's report states.
The man "stood up with force and told me to search him," the report states. The man's clothing contained a cash, two cut straws, a phone sim card and a baggie with a small amount of methamphetamine.
Inside the patrol car, the man hit his head agains the partition that separates the front and back seats. The officer told the man he'd face additional charges if he damaged police property.
Early police responded to a disturbance in the 200 block of Hillcrest at 11:30 p.m. and found a 49-year-old disabled woman who'd been assaulted.
Police arrested Odis Strasser, 57, of Early, on charges of injury to a dialed person and interfering with an emergency call, police and Brown County Jail records state.
The victim told officers her ex-boyfriend had forced his way inside and hit her in the head, face and arms with a board. The woman tried to call 9-1-1 and the man got her phone and broke it. The woman was able to get an old phone and call 911.
The man fled but Brownwood police located him in the 400 block of West Commerce.
Others booked into the Brown County Jail between 8 a.m. Monday and 8 a.m. Tuesday were:
Jodi Adams, 27, Lockhart, possession of marijuana.
Jamie Crump, 26, Brownwood, driving with invalid license.
Ronnie Pena, 25, Brownwood, traffic warrant.
Jane Souza, 62, Coleman, theft.
Weldon Willett, 45, Brownwood, stalking.