When a Brownwood police officer asked on a traffic stop where a motorist and his passengers had been to eat, a passenger hesitated before answering.
“Whataburger,” the passenger said.
“Taco Bell,” the driver said simultaneously.
“Well, he ate at Whataburger and I got Taco Bell,” driver replied.
Both men claimed ownership of marijuana in the vehicle’s glove box, a report by officer Brandon Miller states.
Miller arrested the driver, Daniel Nguyen, 18, and passenger Michael Galvez, 19, on charges of possession of marijuana under 2 ounces, Brown County Jail records state.
Miller was on patrol in the 1600 block of Eighth at 12:26 a.m. Tuesday when he saw a pickup stopped in the middle of the road. A man walked away from the driver’s door and toward a residence, and the vehicle drove away.
Based on a traffic violation and Miller’s knowledge of narcotics activity in the area, Miller made a traffic stop, Miller’s report states. When the driver said he’d just dropped someone off, Miller asked where he and his passengers had been previously.
The driver said they’d been out to eat, and Miller asked more questions. After one of the men said there was marijuana in the vehicle, Miller obtained consent to search, Miller’s report states.
In other incidents:
• City Marshal Dean Kilburn went to the 1500 block of Terrace to serve traffic warrants on Billy Allen, 19. Kilburn arrested Allen on the warrants and also arrested Allen’s mother, Teresa Allen, 37, on a charge of hindering apprehension.
• Someone spray-painted a vehicle parked in the 1500 block of Davis Lane.
• Deputy James Stroope allowed a motorist to catch his dog after the animal jumped out on a traffic stop at 1:29 a.m. Tuesday on County Road 257. Stroope arrested the motorist, Wesley Hurst, on a charge of DWI.