A man with Class C misdemeanor warrants went to jail Monday night on a first degree felony drug charge after Brownwood police stopped his vehicle for having an unreadable license plate.
    Justin Jordy, 22, was booked on charges of manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance in a drug free zone and retaliation, and on the three misdemeanor warrants — two for traffic and one for failure to appear in municipal court, Brown County Jail records state.
    Jordy remained jailed Tuesday in lieu of bonds totaling $75,000.
    According to a report by officer Patrick Weaver:
    Weaver was patrolling at 10:10 p.m. in the 1500 block of Sixth when he saw a silver Honda Civic with an unreadable temporary paper plate. Weaver saw the car backing out of the driveway of a home where narcotics are known to be sold.
    Dispatch radioed that Jordy had been driving a silver Civic earlier Monday and had a warrant.
    Weaver stopped the car in the 1100 block of Sixth, and Jordy said he was coming from his mother’s house in the 2400 block of 16th. Weaver told Jordy he had a warrant and placed him in handcuffs.
    Officer Jayme Bowman arrived, and a passenger in the Civic said they had just left a home on Sixth Street. One of the officers searched the passenger, found nothing illegal and released him.
    Bowman patted down Jordy and found several small plastic bags hidden in a sock. Bowman remained on the scene and inventoried the Civic while Weaver drove Jordy to jail on the misdemeanor warrants, and Bowman radioed that narcotics had been found in the car.
    A jailer searched Jordy at the jail and found about 4 grams of methamphetamine, Weaver’s report states. A person does not normally possess that amount of methamphetamine for personal use, the report states, and Weaver believed the narcotics were going to be placed in smaller bags and sold.
    When Weaver walked by the holding cell where Jordy was detained, Jordy threatened several times to harm him, Weaver’s report states.