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Blotter: Driver arrested after officer finds baggie

An officer making a routine traffic stop Wednesday discovered a baggie with pills inside it and arrested the driver, according to a Denton police report.

The officer pulled over the driver at 10:13 a.m. in the 600 block of West Eagle Drive, according to the police report.

When the officer asked to see the man’s license and proof of insurance, the officer noticed the baggie with pills inside it and asked the driver to pull it out.

The motorist denied having a baggie, but when the officer reported that when he took the wallet from him, he found the baggie that contained four pills. The officer later identified the pills as an anxiety medication.

The driver did not have a valid prescription for the drug and was arrested, according to the report.


Other reports

1900 block of Jason Drive — A woman called more than a foul after her boyfriend was allegedly punched in the face during a basketball game Wednesday by an opposing player.

The officer was dispatched to a hospital were the alleged victim had a half-inch laceration to his lip. The man told police he was playing basketball in an adult league and then got into an argument with an opposing player. The opposing player allegedly punched the victim in the face.

Evidence was collected and an offense report was completed.

600 block of Londonderry Lane — A police officer was dispatched in reference to a 14-year-old girl who had a bad response to the synthetic drug K2. The girl was transported to Denton Regional Hospital.

5000 block of Teasley Lane — A woman, her fiance and another person were arrested Wednesday in the parking lot of a grocery store on charges of underage drinking, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance and marijuana.

Officers were dispatched to the grocery store in response to a disturbance call, the police report stated. When officers arrived, they found several people talking to the woman about her driving and how close she parked to another vehicle in the parking lot.

Officers reported that they smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the woman’s vehicle.

The woman told police that her fiance and a friend smoked marijuana in the vehicle and that there may still be some of her friend’s drugs inside the vehicle, according to the report.

Officers found marijuana in the woman’s possession as well as her fiance’s possession, the police report stated. The woman also had a controlled substance in her possession as well as an open container in the vehicle. The woman told police she took a few drinks out of the bottle of wine. Police arrested the woman and both passengers.



From 7 a.m. Wednesday to 7 a.m. Thursday:

•  Denton police took reports that included seven thefts, one burglary of vehicle, one criminal trespass, one forgery financial instrument, one minor in possession of alcohol, one harassment, one burglary of building and one overdose.

•  Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 668 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Forty-four people were booked into county jail.

•  Denton firefighters responded to eight medical calls, one fire, one smoke scare, one unauthorized burning and one lockout.

Aubrey firefighters responded to one citizen assist, one fall, one suicide attempt and one vehicle unlock.

Krum firefighters responded to two medical calls, an illegal burn and a fall.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to two medical calls, a traffic accident, an overdose and a citizen assist.

Oak Point firefighters responded to a vehicle unlock.

Ponder firefighters responded to a medical call.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to a fall, an electrical fire, a sick person and a road blockage hazard.

Sanger firefighters responded to two medical calls and a traffic accident.

— John D. Harden


Denton County Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest in these or other crimes. Callers will remain anonymous. Call 1-800-388-TIPS (8477). Reach the Denton police narcotics tip line at 940-565-5801.