Driver, passenger arrested in Anderson County after deputy smells marijuana in car

Driver, passenger arrested in Anderson County after deputy smells marijuana in car
My-Kel Brown (Source: Anderson County Sheriff's Office)
Jailen Deodrick Hicks (Source: Anderson County Sheriff's Office)
Jailen Deodrick Hicks (Source: Anderson County Sheriff's Office)

ANDERSON COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - Two men were arrested and charged this weekend during a traffic stop after deputies smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the car.

My-Kel Brown, 18, was pulled over on Ridgewood Street, just off Highway 79 South in Anderson County for expired registration.

Deputies found the registration sticker on the vehicle was for a different vehicle. The deputy contacted dispatch and verified the registration was fictitious.

Brown was asked to exit the vehicle. A strong odor of marijuana came from the vehicle after the door was opened. Brown was placed under arrest for no driver's license and fictitious/altered registration sticker.

Based on the strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle the deputy had probable cause to believe there was marijuana in the vehicle. Upon opening the top of the center console he found several small plastic baggies. In the bottom part of the console, he found 17 individual plastic baggies, each containing a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana. Along with the baggies, he also found a small amount of cash. Located in the driver's door he saw 2 pistols, found to be replica BB guns.

The passenger inside the vehicle, Jailen Deodrick Hicks, 19, was found to have several codeine tablets on him. He was also taken into custody for possession.

Both were taken to the Anderson County Jail.

Brown was charged with Display fictitious Motor Vehicle Registration Sticker with a $750 bond and Delivery Marijuana >1/4 oz.<= 5 lbs. bond set at $7,500. Hicks was charged with Poss. Controlled Substance PG3>28g<200g bond set at $7,500.

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