Nearly One Pound of Marijuana, Cash Found in Bryan Man's Car

By: Michael Oder Email
By: Michael Oder Email

A Bryan man is out of jail on bond after police discover over $1,700 in drug money in his car.

29 year old Chan Earl Pelton was asleep in his car Friday morning, while it was running, when Bryan officers found him in the parking lot of an apartment complex off Broadmoor.

After waking him up and searching the vehicle, they nearly a pound of marijuana, three and a half Xanax pills and $1,760 in cash in the car's console.

According to the probable cause statement, the marijuana found in Pelton's car was packaged in way that suggested re-sale.

Pelton told cops he was going to sell marijuana for money.

He was arrested for possession of a substance and possession of marijuana. Police seized the money as proceeds gained from the sale of drugs.

Chan Pelton called News 3 soon after being released from the Brazos County Jail Friday afternoon.

He disputes the amount of marijuana found in his car by Bryan Police and says he told cops he wasn't going to sell it.

According to police report, the marijuana was given to Pelton from a friend in Austin, with whom he plays on-line poker with, because he owed Pelton money.

Pelton also told News 3 that the $1,760 police recovered was from online gambling, and not from the sale of drugs. He said that has been his income for several years.


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