An 18-year-old Houston man has been arrested after a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper allegedly found marijuana in his possession.

The man was a passenger in a vehicle that was pulled over in Brazos County earlier this week.

The trooper who initiated the arrest said he smelled marijuana after he pulled the vehicle over. (Interestingly enough, he did not say why he pulled the vehicle over in the first place, which is interesting to us.)

The officer claims that he found a plastic bag containing 10 mg of Adderall and a plastic bag containing marijuana in the vehicle. According to the arrest report, the 18-year-old admitted that the drugs were his.

Without knowing more about the situation, what concerns us here is the imbalance of power. Most 18-year-olds that we have encountered are only outwardly brave or emotionally strong. They simply have not had enough life experience to really have confidence in themselves yet. So, when we read about an 18-year-old and a state trooper interacting, we see a great disparity in the clout each wields.

The 18-year-old was taken to Brazos County Jail after his arrest and was released after posting $29,200 bail. He has now been charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Source: The Bryan-College Station Eagle, "Officer: Driver had drugs in his vehicle," Feb. 13, 2013

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