Possession of Marijuana
March 31, 8 pm.
An officer was conducting a stationary traffic enforcement at 3200 West Airfield when a Cadillac was observed to be traveling at a high rate of speed, heading southbound in the 3100 block of West Airfield. The vehicle clocked a speed of 63 miles per hour in a posted 45 miles per hour zone.
The officer stopped the vehicle at the intersection of West Airfield and Mid Cities. The driver of the vehicle opened their door because the window did not roll down. The officer then went to the passenger side of the vehicle to speak with the driver of the vehicle. As soon as the window was rolled down, officer detected a strong odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. When asked about the odor of the marijuana coming from inside of the vehicle, the driver initially stated that a friend had smoked marijuana in the car earlier.
The officer asked the driver to exit the vehicle and conducted a search of the vehicle, in which the driver informed the officer there was more marijuana inside of the vehicle, located inside of the driver’s purse. Driver told the officer the marijuana belonged to a friend and she was taking it back to them. While searching the Cadillac, the officer found multiple “roaches” in the center cup holder ash tray containing a green leafy substance. Inside of the driver’s purse, officer also found a clear plastic bag containing a green leafy substance along with a grinder containing crumbs of a green leafy substance.
The driver was placed under arrest for possession of marijuana and was taken to DPS Station 1 for book-in. Driver was also issued a citation for possession of drug paraphernalia. The green leafy substance was seized as evidence and taken to DPS Station 1, and tested positive for Marijuana, Hashish, Hash Oil, and/or THC Concentrates.
Possession of Marijuana
March 31, 10 p.m.
An officer was conducting stationary patrol at Terminal E when he noticed a Black Lexus LS460 with a Texas License Plate and an expired registration sticker. The officer got behind the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop in the 2800 block of South International Parkway.
The officer contacted the driver and could smell marijuana emitting from inside the vehicle. The officer asked the driver for their driver’s license and proof of insurance. The driver was unable to produce a driver’s license although they do have one issued. The officer asked the driver where the marijuana he smelled was located inside the vehicle. The driver stated the marijuana was smoked approximately 7 hours earlier. The officer informed the driver the marijuana was too fresh and intended to search the vehicle. The driver admitted to there being marijuana located in the glove box of the vehicle, which they owned.
The officer asked for back-up, and a second officer arrived on the scene. The officers removed the driver and a passenger from the vehicle. Before conducting the search, the officers asked all the passengers again if there was any marijuana located inside the vehicle. A passenger admitted to there being more marijuana located in a brown bag which belonged to the passenger. The officers started searching the vehicle, and noticed there was spilt marijuana located on the driver’s side floor board. There was multiple Swisher Sweet wrappers, which are used to roll marijuana into blunts, located in the driver’s side door panel. As officers made their way to the front passenger area, the smell of marijuana became stronger. Located in the glove box was a blunt filled with marijuana. Located in the brown bag on the floor board was a plastic baggy which contained marijuana. Located on the floor board of the vehicle was a flip style wallet, which contained methamphetamine.
All individuals were read their Miranda Warning and asked if they were willing to answer the officers’ questions. The driver stated they would. The officer asked the driver who the marijuana belonged to and the driver stated all of the marijuana was theirs. The officer then went to the patrol vehicle where the passenger was located and read their Miranda Warning. The passenger stated they understood and would answer questions. The officer asked the passenger if everything in the front seat was theirs. Passenger stated it was all their belongings, and that the marijuana belonged to them. The officer asked if the Methamphetamine belonged to the passenger and as well. Passenger stated it did not, and that they found the wallet in a bathroom last week and forgot they had it.
Due to the vehicle being owned by the driver, and admitting to the marijuana being located in the glove box belonged to them, the driver was placed under arrest for Possession of Marijuana, and was transported to Station One Jail.
Due to there being marijuana located inside the brown bag which the passenger admitting to being theirs, and there being a wallet which contained methamphetamine inside of it, the passenger was placed under arrest for Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Controlled Substance. The passenger was searched and on their body was located a small plastic baggy containing marijuana in their waist band. The passenger was then taken to Station One Jail.
Possession of Marijuana
April 1, 12 a.m.
An officer was conducting a was conducting a stationary traffic enforcement at 3200 West Airfield when a Chevrolet Malibu was observed traveling at a high rate of speed, heading southbound in the 3100 block of West Airfield. The officer captured the vehicle going at a speed of 55 miles per hour in a posted 45 miles per hour zone.
The officer activated overhead emergency lights and stopped the vehicle at the intersection of West Airfield and Mid Cities. Upon initial contact with the driver, the officer noticed a small bag containing a green leafy substance in the center console of the vehicle. When asked if there was more marijuana in the vehicle, the driver reached in the center console and grabbed another clear plastic bag containing a green leafy substance. The officer instructed the driver to exit the vehicle, then conducted a search of the vehicle. Another clear plastic bag in the center console was discovered containing a small amount of a green leafy substance.
The driver was placed under arrest for possession of marijuana and taken to DPS Station 1 for book-in. The driver was also issued a warning for speeding. The green leafy substance was seized as evidence and taken to DPS Station 1. Analysis revealed that the substance showed a presumptive positive for Marijuana, Hashish, Hash Oil, and/or THC Concentrates.
April 1, 1:45 p.m.
Officers were dispatched to terminal A 24 (Sunglass Hut) in reference to a theft. Upon arrival, officers were informed by a store employee that a suspect came into the store, and possibly took a pair of Miu Miu leopard print sunglasses valued at $420.
Officers watched the security video and advised the suspect did take the glasses. Officers later located the suspect and their family at A 25 about to board a flight. The suspect was asked to step off the plane and speak with the officers. The suspect complied, and stated they and their child were at Sunglasses Hut, but did not take any sunglasses. The suspect consented to officers searching their bags, including their family’s bags. An officer searched all bags and was unable to locate the Miu Miu sunglasses. Officers escorted the suspect and the family back to Sunglass Hut.
Once at Sunglass Hut, the officers watched the security video and noticed the following.
- Suspect walked into Sunglass Hut
- Suspect picked up a pair of sunglasses with their right hand.
- Suspect walked through the store holding the sunglasses with their right hand down by their side.
- Suspect turns their back to the security camera and puts their hands in front of them
- Suspect places their left hand in their front jacket pocket
- Suspect turns around and the sunglasses are no longer in their hand
The suspect then walks out of the store and goes to the restroom. The suspect claims they did not take the sunglasses, but was unable to tell officers where they put the sunglasses. The suspect did not put the sunglasses back in the original spot or set them down while in the store. The suspect commented at one point, if they took the sunglasses, they didn’t mean to. It would have been because of lack of sleep.
Because security video shows the suspect taking the sunglasses without paying for them and walking out of the store, the suspect was arrested for theft and taken to Station One. Officers made contact with American Airlines who had a manager search the plane for the sunglasses. The airlines manager advised no sunglasses were found on the plane.