Traffic stop nets drug charges Tuesday morning

A traffic stop near Rockdale’s eastern city limits Tuesday morning resulted in drug charges being filed against two Austin men.

Nathaniel Kennedy, 21, and 24-year-old Brandon Adams were both charged with possession of a controlled substance (less than 28 grams) and possession of marijuana (less than two grams).

Municipal Judge Jerry Waggoner set bond at $3,000 for Kennedy and $2,000 for Adams.

Lt. J. D. Newlin said Ofcs. Stephen Goodrich and Adam Assaker made the traffic stop at 10:40 a.m. on US 79.

Newlin said the charges included possession of what is believed to be Zanax.

ARREST—Police said Jessica Ryan Sakewitz, 25, of Rockdale was arrested Dec. 15 and charged with possession of a controlled substance (less than 28 grams).

Judge Waggoner set bond at $3,000.

Patrick Vega, 32, was arrested Friday and charged with assault causes bodily injury/family violence.

He remains in the county jail in lieu of $3,000 bond.

OFFENSES—Police said an investigation continues in connection with a rock which went through a convenience store window.

“It’s unclear whether the rock was thrown deliberately or was accidently scooped up by a vehicle tire,” Newlin said.

Police are also investigating a forged $20 bill passed during the week.

WRECK—No injuries were reported in a two-vehicle collision at 7:52 p.m. Saturday on FM 487 south near Manor Oaks Nursing Home.

Drivers were listed as Jesus Tobar of Temple and Sherrill Sansom of Odessa.

Damages were termed minor.

CITATIONS—Citations issued during the past week included 17 for expired MVI sticker, 10 for expired registration, six for no liability insurance, and one each for speeding, parking violation, failure to report change of name or address and defective stop lamp.

WARRANTS—Police served four local warrants during the week, two for possession of drug paraphernalia, one each for criminal mischief/tampering with public works, disorderly conduct/ fighting and failure to maintain financial responsibility.

Police also served a Milam County Sheriff ’s Department warrant for bond forfeiture.

SERVICE CALLS—Officers responded to 127 total calls for service during the week, and 95 through the 911 system.

CRIME STOPPERS—Tips on any crime listed above, or any other crime, may be phoned in to Milam County CrimeStoppers, toll-free, at 1-888-697-TIPS (8477).

A reward of up to $1,000 may be paid for arrest and conviction of persons responsible for crimes.

All calls to CrimeStoppers are anonymous and no one will ask your name.

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