College Station police raid Bryan home for drugs

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BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) - College Station police investigators are going through evidence after a drug bust in a Bryan neighborhood.

Thursday morning, police executed a search warrant in the 2000 block of Autumn Lake Drive in Bryan. 23-year-old Colton Beam and Kolton Mims were arrested for possession of marijuana. The charges are enhanced because the drugs were found in a drug free zone. A public park is less than 500 feet away from their home.

"We want to make sure that kids are safe at parks and make sure that they're safe at school and make sure nobody is in those particular areas trying to deal drugs," said Lt. Craig Anderson with the College Station Police Department.

Police say Beam had more than 70 grams in his bedroom while Mims had just over a pound of marijuana in five vacuum sealed bags. Court documents say the investigation is looking into if drugs were being sold out of the home.

Several neighbors tell KBTX there was lots of suspicious activity at the home. Meredith Tyler says they made complaints about the home before.

"We have a lot of children and, especially being right next to the park, we’re happy to hear that they're working on that," she said.

She and other neighbors said they'd see many people stopping by for just a few minutes at a time.

"It is concerning to think that someone might be using drugs, much less selling them around here. We don't find that acceptable and we certainly don't want that influence to be around our children," said Tyler. She and neighbors will continue to look out for unusual activity.

"We're certainly happy that the police are investigating this kind of thing and it's not acceptable in this kind of neighborhood," said Tyler.

Both men are out of the Brazos County Jail after posting bond Friday. Beam's bond was set at $10,000 while Mims' had a $16,000 bond. Court documents say both men admitted the drugs belonged to them.