Joshua Lee Benavides

Joshua Lee Benavides

A Bryan man was arrested Thursday after authorities said he threw a bag of marijuana from his vehicle during a traffic stop, leading police to discover a felony amount of THC.

According to the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office, around 10:15 a.m., a deputy patrolling eastbound Harvey Mitchell Parkway stopped a truck that appeared to be speeding. The deputy noticed a white object was thrown from the passenger window as the vehicle slowed to a stop.

Upon speaking with the driver, Joshua Lee Benavides, 32, the deputy detected an odor of marijuana, a report notes. The deputy also noticed marijuana debris spread throughout the front passenger seat. Benavides admitted he had thrown an open bag of marijuana out, and authorities later found it on the side of the road, a report notes.

Benavides told authorities he had 10 vials of THC, which were found in the cab of the truck. A book that appeared to contain names of clients and drug prices also was located, authorities said.

He is charged with delivery of 10 grams of THC, a first-degree felony punishable by up to 99 years in prison; tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison; and a misdemeanor marijuana charge. He was released from the Brazos County Jail on $22,000 bond.

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(2) comments

Alex Pacek

Since this herb is legal in the majority of the United States, Texas and it's outdated laws are creating a market for guys like this. Texas needs to tax and regulate THC for public safety and revenue. It works everywhere else just fine and then the cops can do their real jobs and catch criminals. Calling an herb a drug and creating a black market is negligence on behalf of the State of Texas.

Krystal Boren

Agreed ^^

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