A Del Rio man was arrested and charged with the possession of marijuana and unlawfully carrying a firearm, following a traffic stop in the city’s south side.
Chase Allan Farrell, 18, was arrested on Oct. 27, at 3:50 p.m. and charged with possession of marijuana equal or more than 4 ounces but less than 5 pounds, a state jail felony, and with unlawfully carrying a weapon, a Class A misdemeanor, police records state.
Farrell was arrested after a Del Rio Police Department officer conducted a traffic stop on a white Dodge Journey at the corner of Borrum and Spring streets. Upon making contact with the driver, the police officer could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, according to the arrest report.
The police officer conducted a probable cause search of the vehicle, finding marijuana, mushrooms, a SCCY CPX-2 firearm, a digital scale and ammunition inside the vehicle, the report states.
Farrell was arrested and taken to the police department for booking and processing.
If found guilty as charged, Farrell could face up to two years in jail and $10,000 for the state jail felony charge, and up to one year incarceration and fine up to $4,000 for the Class A misdemeanor charge.