Four Bryan men arrested on drug charges after hit-and-run accident

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BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) - Four Bryan men have been arrested after a hit-and-run accident over the weekend.

Saturday night at around 10:00 p.m., Bryan Police responded to an accident at the intersection of Texas Avenue and E. Villa Maria Road.

The victim told officers he was waiting at a red light when he was hit from behind by a black Chevrolet Impala. He and a witness said the four people inside that vehicle took off running.

A second witness followed the suspects to Astin Park off Rountree Drive near South College Avenue.

When police caught up with the men, they noticed one of them throw a backpack into the woods. Officers were able to find the backpack, which had a large quantity of marijuana inside.

In addition to the backpack, each of the men had marijuana on them, in all totaling 4.81 ounces. One of the men, Rey Alvarez, 17, had several Alprazolam pills on him.

Matthew Garcia, 22, admitted that he was the one who had been driving the Impala. The other two suspects involved were Dakota Tenario, 17, and Manuel Rodriguez, 25.

All four men were arrested.

Garcia was charged with possession of marijuana, greater than 4 ounces and less than 5 pounds in a drug-free zone, failure to stop and leave information, and two outstanding warrants. His bond is set at $20,000.

Alvarez was charged with possession of marijuana, greater than 4 ounces and less than 5 pounds in a drug-free zone, and possession of a controlled substance less than 28 grams in a drug-free zone. His bond is set at $18,000.

Rodriguez and Tenario were both charged with possession of marijuana, greater than 4 ounces and less than 5 pounds in a drug-free zone. Their bonds are set at $8,000.