A male subject riding as a passenger in a vehicle was spotted by Officer Kevin Mertz on Wednesday around 7:50am. Mertz knew the passenger had active warrants, and pulled the vehicle over on Jefferson Street near Hattie Mae Flowers Park.
After detaining the male subject, nineteen-year old Xavier Alvin-Malik Taylor of Brenham, Mertz made contact with the female driver.
Prior to the male subject being detained, Mertz believed the male was reaching for something in the vehicle.
Mertz asked the female driver if there was anything illegal in the car, and she said no/
She also gave consent to search the car, and in the glove compartment, Mertz located marijuana, which the driver said belonged to the male subject.
Taylor was charged with possession of marijuana under 2 oz in a drug-free zone, multiple warrants for driving with an invalid license, and failure to appear, and for assault.