READ: Bryan Man Arrested With Guns and Drugs

A Bryan man was arrested on Sunday after authorities say they found a backpack full of drugs and a stolen gun in his car during a traffic stop.

According to the Department of Public Safety, on Sunday afternoon a state trooper patrolling Texas 21 stopped a car for speeding. He noticed the odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle and decided to conduct a criminal search, officials said.

The trooper uncovered a backpack containing Ecstasy, THC oil, codeine, a digital scale and marijuana. Back seat passenger Marcus Allen Garcia, 20, told the trooper that the backpack belonged to him, as did a handgun also located in the car. The handgun's serial number identified it as reported stolen out of College Station, the reports state.

Garcia was arrested and charged with possession of more than four grams of THC oil and possession of more than four grams of codeine, both second-degree felonies punishable by up to 20 years in prison; possession of more than a gram of MDMA, a third-degree felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison; misdemeanor marijuana possession; theft of a firearm, a state jail felony punishable by up to two years in jail; and unlawful carrying of a firearm, a charge whose penalties vary depending on the situation.

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