Conroe, June 30 – On June 24, 2019, Lieutenant W. Gladden of Constable Gene De Forest’s Precinct 2 Constable team stopped a speeding vehicle in the 13000 block of Magnolia Bend Drive and discovered the driver to be in possession of marijuana.
Upon initiating the traffic stop, Lieutenant Gladden identified the driver as Christian Hooper, a 24-year-old white male, of Conroe. Standing at the driver’s door, Lieutenant Gladden noticed an odor of marijuana coming from inside of Hooper’s vehicle.
When questioned, HOOPER stated he had about 3 grams of marijuana in is car, which was then discovered in the front seat area by Lieutenant Gladden.
The on-duty Assistant District Attorney accepted charges of Possession of Marijuana for Hooper, whom the law enforcement officers booked into the Montgomery County Jail.
A mere three days later, on Thursday, June 27, 2019, Deputy B. Smalley, also of De Forest’s team, conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 11100 block of Magnolia Bend Drive for expired registration and discovered the driver and passenger to be in possession of marijuana.
During the course of the investigation, a cup containing an alcoholic beverage was found in the console and the odor of marijuana was noticed in the passenger compartment. A baggie of marijuana was located under an unsecured console between the front seats.
The driver, 23-year-old Josiah Michael Burgess, and passenger, 27 year-old Blake Alexander Jarrells, both of Conroe, were placed into custody for possession of marijuana (less than 2 ounces) after the Assistant District Attorney on duty accepted charges. Upon entry to the jail, Burgess advised Deputy Smalley that he had a second baggie of weed secreted on his body, so an additional possession of marijuana less than 2 ounces was authorized by the ADA.
Brugess also received citations for expired registration, driving while license invalid, and open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle.