A Bryan man who has been arrested on several felony charges over the past two years was taken into custody earlier this week while free on a $195,000 bond.

Police said Christian Juwan Nelson, 22, faces new charges connected to drug possession, illegally carrying a firearm and evading arrest.

According to Bryan police, two officers stopped a vehicle Monday that made a left turn onto South College Avenue without the use of a turn signal. The officers spoke with the four occupants of the vehicle and could smell marijuana, a report notes. The car’s driver, a 22-year-old woman, told police a marijuana roach could be found on the floorboard.

Inside the car, police said they found two marijuana roaches and a handgun. The handgun was found in the back where Nelson had been sitting, a report notes. A backpack that Nelson claimed ownership of was located, and police said it contained a safe that held 44.6 grams of marijuana, 0.3 grams of methamphetamine, 33 Xanax pills, a digital scale and Nelson’s driver’s license. When police attempted to arrest Nelson, he struggled, authorities said.

He is charged with possession of methamphetamine, a state jail felony punishable by up to two years in a state jail, and misdemeanor marijuana, Xanax and gun charges. He remains in the Brazos County Jail on $100,000 bond. The driver of the vehicle was charged with misdemeanor marijuana and gun charges but has since made bail.

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