Local authorities say they arrested a man suspected of possessing illegal drugs and firearms in the Heights earlier this week.
The Harris County Precinct 1 Constable’s Office said 24-year-old Jerry Anderson was arrested early Monday. He was charged with felony possession of marijuana as well as carrying a handgun in a motor vehicle, which is a misdemeanor, according to Harris County court records. Court documents also show that Anderson was released from jail Tuesday on a $10,000 bond.
According to the constable's office, deputies pulled over Anderson in the 2800 block of Nicholson Street just after 1 a.m. Monday for allegedly having illegal lighting on his car.
During the traffic stop, the smell of marijuana was allegedly coming from Anderson’s car, according to the constable's office. Police allege that a subsequent search turned up 21 ounces of marijuana, two semi-automatic handguns and $19,000 in cash.
Anderson pleaded guilty to misdemeanor possession of marijuana in 2016, according to county court documents. Court records also show that Anderson faces another misdemeanor charge of carrying a handgun in a motor vehicle, stemming from a November 2019 incident, and was charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon in March 2020.