Harman Benitez Jr., 29, was sent to the Taylor County Jail Friday afternoon after police found meth, marijuana, and a pistol in his vehicle. According to the police report, Benitez was contacted by the police on the 4400 block of Don Juan Street while investigating a burglary of a motor vehicle.
While police were speaking to him, a marijuana joint fell out of Benitez' pocket. Police searched the vehicle and found 70.8 grams of methamphetamine and 20 grams of marijuana. Police also located a .40 caliber Smith & Wesson pistol.
According to the report, Benitez got off probation in March 2010, making him a felon in possession of a firearm. Benitez was charged with 1st Degree Felony Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance with Methamphetamine, Class B Possession of Marijuana and 3rd Degree Possession of Firearm by Felon.
As of Saturday afternoon, he's still at the Taylor County Jail on bonds totaling $785,000.