OPD seizes 14 grams of meth, makes arrests

Two Lubbock men were arrested early Sunday morning after Odessa police found more than 14 grams of methamphetamine in their possession.

According to an Odessa Police Department report, officers received an alert after a Flock camera spotted a Ford F150 on 42nd Street that was associated with a wanted person, Chad Young.

Officers stopped the truck and the driver told them his name was Michael, but the passenger said the driver’s name was Chad, the report stated.

The driver eventually admitted he was Chad Young and he gave officers permission to search his vehicle and they found a locked bag in the passenger side door, the report stated.

Chad Young

Neither Young or his passenger, Gregory Sawyer, would claim the bag and after a canine officer alerted to the truck, officers cut it open and found the methamphetamine, the report stated.

Officers found roughly an ounce of marijuana in the bag and Young had a large amount of money in his pockets folded in $100 increments, according to the report.

The report stated both men gave conflicting stories as to where they were headed and where they were coming from.

Both men were arrested on suspicion of manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, a first-degree felony and the misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana.

Young was also booked on the misdemeanor charge of failing to identify himself when a fugitive from justice.

As of Monday night, Young remained in the Ector County jail on a surety bond of $53,000. Sawyer, too, remained in custody. His bond is $51,500.