WACO (February 24, 2014) Separate stops by Waco police traffic units over the weekend resulted in the seizure of drugs and arrests of convicted felons who illegally possessed firearms, police said Monday.
Traffic unit officers made several stops over the weekend, beginning with one Saturday 10 12:40 a.m. near North 8th Street and Columbus Avenue.
The driver refused to stop, however, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said, and as the pursuit progressed, officers saw the occupants of the suspect vehicle begin throwing articles onto the street.
Backup officers found a baggie of what they believed was 1.3 grams of methamphetamine and another baggie of what they believed was more than 7 grams of cocaine, along with a set of scales, Swanton said.
Kelly Oren Martin, 27, Michael Alfred Davis, 28, and Torrance Demetrious White, both were arrested and later booked into the McLennan County Jail.
Each was charged with possession of a controlled substance methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance cocaine and tampering with evidence.
Each man had posted a $10,000 bond and been released from custody, a jail records clerk said Monday.
At 9:30 p.m. Saturday officers stopped vehicle in the 4100 block of University Parks Drive and discovered two of the men in the vehicle were convicted felons, Swanton said.
During a search of the men officers found loaded weapons and a small amount of drugs.
Terry Lee Bush, 28, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance methamphetamine, possession of a dangerous drug hydrocodone and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
He posted a $6,000 bond and was released from custody on Sunday, jail records showed.
Timber Andrew Coffee, 38, was arrested at the scene for possession of a controlled substance methamphetamine and felon in possession of a firearm.
Coffee, also, posted a $4,500 bond Sunday and was released.
Swanton said the Waco police K-9 unit assisted in the arrests and searches.