MILFORD

Two Brownwood residents face criminal charges after a search turned up more than three kilograms of THC-infused edibles in their vehicle on March 15.

The driver of the vehicle, Tyler Deltroro, 18, and the passenger, Victor Rodriguez, 19, were both charged with possession of a controlled substance PG 2 greater than or equal to 400 grams.

Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Sara Warren stated at about 10:31 p.m. a trooper stopped a 2013 Dodge Challenger on Interstate Highway-35E two miles north of Milford for a traffic violation.

“Due to indications of possible criminal activity, a search of the vehicle was conducted,” Warran said. “During the search, more than three kilograms of THC infused edibles, one gram of cocaine, and six grams of marijuana were located within the vehicle.”

According to the Drug Enforcement Administration website, edibles are food products infused with marijuana. The effects of smoking marijuana only take minutes. Edibles take between 1-3 hours because the food is absorbed into the bloodstream through the liver.

The DEA website notes that, among 12th graders who have used marijuana in the past year, 40 percent reported having consumed it in edible form in medical marijuana states, versus 26 percent in non-medical marijuana states.

Deltoro and Rodriguez were taken into custody and booked into the Wayne McCollum Detention Center in Waxahachie. Rodriguez was also charged with possession of a controlled substance PG 1 less than one gram, possession of marijuana less than two ounces, and unlawful carrying of a weapon.

Deltoro is facing charges of possession of marijuana less than two ounces, and unlawful caring of a weapon.

Records from the detention center show Rodriguez had bonds totaling $37,500 and Deltoro had bonds totaling $32,500. The detention center website shows Rodriguez and Deltoro no longer listed as an inmate in the facility.