A traffic stop in Brownwood early Monday morning led to the arrests of two Illinois residents and the seizure of marijuana and numerous THC-related items, police said.
    Steven Cook, 28, and Christine Johnson, 23, were booked into the Brown County on charges of possession of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance in a drug free zone, jail records state.
    According to an email from Brownwood police:
    Officer Roberto Rodriguez initiated a traffic stop at a private drive in the 400 block of East Commerce at 2:20 a.m. for a traffic violation.
    Rodriguez approached the vehicle and smelled marijuana. Due to the nervousness of Cook, the driver, Rodriguez asked about the odor of marijuana. Rodriguez noted that Cook and Johnson lowered their heads and Cook said he had a “considerable amount of weed” inside the vehicle.  Based on this statement, both occupants were asked to exit the vehicle.
    Rodriguez conducted an interview with both occupants and Cook admitted to possessing over an ounce of marijuana throughout the vehicle and on his person, police said in the email.
    Inside the vehicle, Rodriguez located approximately 35 containers that contained a varied amount of marijuana, marijuana stems, THC wax, THC teas and THC edibles such as chocolates, mints and chews. These items were inside bags labeled ‘Green Solutions’ and all items were labeled as if purchased from a store.
    In other incidents:    
    • Traffic stop — 300 block of West Anderson, vehicle evaded officers in north Brownwood area for several minutes. Vehicle was found unoccupied at a residence behind the Brownwood Coliseum.
    • Narcotics — 2600 block of Crockett, man appeared passed out in car with narcotics in plain view.
    • Suspicious vehicle — 400 block of East Commerce, subject arrested for possession of marijuana.
    • Traffic stop — 400 block of West Anderson, arrested passenger for possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana, arrested both passengers on outstanding warrants.
    • Traffic stop — 1500 block of Main, arrested subject for narcotics offenses.
    • Burglary of a habitation — 1500 block of Avenue A.