Jesse Garcia, 22-year-old and his 19-year-old cousin Jesus Rojas IV, were arrested on felony drug charges during a traffic stop, last week.


The vehicle was pulled over for a defective license plate lamp. In the police report the officer stated, "he could smell the odor of marijuana from inside the vehicle, and asked if there was anything illegal in the car."


The officer was given permission to search the vehicle and found a loaded .38-caliber revolver under the driver's seat, a black bag that contained marijuana and individually packaged small zip-top bags with green rectangular Xanax pills.


Rojas admitted to selling the drugs, and having the gun because he had recently been the victim of an attempted robbery, according to the police report.


Officers continued to search the vehicle and also found 85 percent potency THC vape cartridges.


Rojas told the officer the brownies in a container in the back seat were going to be weed brownies. Garcia also admitted to possessing the cartridges, and said the two had been in Banquete, selling some of the drugs.


Police found a total of $1,147 in cash on the men. They also admitted most of it was from drug sales.


The drugs weighed out to 11 grams of THC in sealed cartridges, 0.8 grams of ecstasy and the 47 pills totaled 18.4 grams. The two ecstasy pills found, Rojas said, were for personal use.


Both men were charged with manufacturing and delivery of a controlled substance.


Rojas was also charged with marijuana possession, possession of a controlled substance and unlawfully carrying a firearm.


They were both booked into the Nueces County jail.