A 31-year-old man was arrested after he was reportedly in possession of methamphetamine, marijuana and a pistol.
Eric Pisony was charged with manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance of more than four grams and less than 200, a first-degree felony, felon in possession of a firearm, a third-degree felony and possession of marijuana, a class B misdemeanor.
Officers were dispatched for the suspicious vehicle at 10:57 p.m. Tuesday near the intersection of Ivy Lane and Country Club Road, an Odessa Police Department affidavit detailed.
The suspicious vehicle was a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer and as officers reportedly approached the vehicle, they smelled a strong and distinct odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The officers stopped and made contact with Pisony.
Pisony stepped out of the vehicle and was detained in handcuffs, the affidavit stated. Officers asked Pisony where the marijuana was at and he stated he had “just got done smoking it” and further stated there “might be some roaches in the vehicle.”
The vehicle was reportedly searched and a clear plastic bag with a green leafy substance known as marijuana was found in the center console.
Behind the center console on the floorboard within arm’s reach of Pisony a green box contained a drug scale and multiple clear plastic baggies with a white crystal like substance that field tested positive for meth, the affidavit detailed. The total weight of all the baggies was 16.4 grams.
Located in a black backpack in the back right passenger seat within arm’s reach of Pisony was a Jimenez Arms .380 pistol, which was loaded, the affidavit stated. Pisony’s criminal history showed he had multiple felony convictions with one of the more recent being possession of a controlled substance, a state jail felony, on Jan. 4, 2017, in Ector County.
Pisony was arrested, charged and transported to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center. He has three bonds totaling $58,000 and was still in custody of a Wednesday afternoon, jail records show.