Loud music and people gathered around vehicles in the Cecil Holman Park area Monday night attracted the attention of a deputy and a police officer. A Brownwood man was arrested on a drug charge.
Eddie Banks III, 31, was booked into the Brown County Jail on charges of manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance over 4 grams and under 400 grams, and possession of marijuana under 2 ounces, jail records state.
Deputy James Stroope and officer Brandon Arnold parked their patrol cars near the intersection of Beaver and Almond around 9:15 p.m, reports state. They walked to a car parked in the 1000 block of Hall and occupied by Banks.
Arnold told Banks to turn down his loud music, and Stroope saw a cigar with marijuana on the ground near the car, reports state.
Stroope walked back to his patrol car and returned with his drug dog, Izzy, who alerted on a search around the outside of the car.
Arnold retrieved a cigarette box from under the car. The box had crack cocaine and marijuana, which weighed 7.1 grams and 4.4 grams respectively with packaging, reports state.
Several other people in the area implicated Banks, who denied that the drugs were his.
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A man tried to cash a check for $2,820 at Ace Cash Express, but the check proved to be a counterfeit. The man said he and his wife had entered a multi-state lottery and believed the check was part of their winnings. Police told the man he’d been scammed. Officer Trey Weathermon arrested Rudy Reyna, 39, on a public intoxication charge after a disturbance at Driftwood Apartments, 501 Main.