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Azle man pulls over next to cop, admits to marijuana possession

A man was arrested for marijuana possession on FM Road 730 early Thursday morning.
A man was arrested for marijuana possession on FM Road 730 early Thursday morning.

A 24-year-old Azle man was arrested for possession of marijuana early Thursday after he pulled over next to a Parker County sheriff’s deputy and, when the deputy checked to see if he needed help, admitted to having drug paraphernalia.

The deputy was finishing an unrelated traffic stop at about 1 a.m. in the 8800 block of South Farm Road 730, a few miles southwest of Azle, according to a Sheriff’s Department news release. That’s when a gray Plymouth Neon sedan stopped in front of his patrol car, which had its emergency lights flashing. The deputy walked up to the driver of the Neon, Tyler Robert Adams, to see if he needed help and saw that Adams had “very slowed speech with bloodshot, glassy eyes,” the news release said.

Adams was only able to open his eyes halfway, the release said, and the deputy could smell a strong odor of burnt marijuana. When the deputy asked Adams about his condition, Adams told him he had a marijuana pipe in a silver and black lock box on the floorboard.

The deputy discovered that Adams actually had six glass marijuana pipes, which all contained “burnt residue,” the news release said.

The deputy also found a purple jar in Adams car that contained 4.7 grams of a leafy substance believed to be marijuana.

Adams faces a charge of possession of under 2 ounces of marijuana. He was released from the Parker County Jail later Thursday after posting $2,500 bail.

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