A Bryan man was arrested over the weekend after authorities said eight bags of synthetic marijuana were found in his pocket.

According to Bryan police, around 9:45 p.m. Sunday, an officer tried to stop a vehicle near the intersection of West 28th and Suncrest streets. The vehicle did not stop and crashed about a mile away. Two of the vehicle’s occupants left the scene on foot.

Authorities spoke with two pedestrians nearby who matched the description of the vehicle’s occupants. Rodjavon Shields, 21, asked police if he would be searched and said he was in possession of marijuana. He then said it was not marijuana, but rather fake cigarette filler.

Authorities identified the substance as synthetic marijuana, which they believed was packaged for sale.

Shields is charged with delivery of synthetic marijuana, a first-degree felony punishable by up to 99 years in prison, and failure to identify, a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail. He is being held in the Brazos County Jail on $25,800 bond.

The person with Shields has not been arrested, police said.

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