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Blotter: Small fire in Denton apartment leads police to marijuana, ammunition and cash

Police recorded 244 grams of marijuana, close to $200 in cash, drug paraphernalia and 500 rounds of .22-caliber ammunition in a south Denton apartment Thursday after firefighters extinguished a small flame in the home, according to Denton police spokesman Shane Kizer. 

The incident is still under investigation, and no arrests have been made, Kizer said. 

He said firefighters responded to a report of a small fire at an apartment in the 1500 block of Meadow Street. When they extinguished the flames, they notified police that they found illegal substances in the apartment.

Police said a large quantity of marijuana had been in plain view in the living room. Officers then obtained a search warrant and found more marijuana, ammunition, money and paraphernalia, Kizer said. 

Other reports

300 block of Fry Street — The suspect of a hit-and-run Thursday morning was arrested later in the day on a drug charge at his Fry Street apartment, according to police.

The police report did not specify the location and exact time of the hit and run. After police learned more about the suspect, they went looking for his house and eventually found a truck matching the description of the vehicle involved in the hit and run, according to a report.

They contacted the suspect at the home and found more than four ounces of marijuana inside, the report said. The man was taken to Denton City Jail on a charge possession of marijuana between 4 ounces and 5 pounds.

300 block of East McKinney Street — A 22-year-old woman was arrested Thursday on a drug charge after refusing to provide any form of identification to police during a traffic stop, according to a report.

The woman was first arrested and charged with failure to display driver's license and not wearing a seatbelt. After police searched the woman's car, they found marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

The woman was later charged with possession of marijuana and taken to Denton City Jail.

3900 block of Teasley Lane — A 56-year-old man said he didn't know the person who had been sending him several threatening text messages on Thursday saying someone would kill his family, according to a police report.

Police took a report at about 4 p.m., but no arrests were made.


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

The Denton County Sheriff's Office handled 948 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves, and 43 people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 163 calls for service and made 14 arrests.

Denton firefighters responded to 24 medical calls, two vehicle crashes and one building fire.