A 25-year old SWTJC student was arrested on the Uvalde campus Friday, Aug. 31, and charged with one misdemeanor and two felony drug possession offenses.
SWTJC Chief of Police Robert Doucet was the arresting officer. He was assisted by the Uvalde Police Department, Uvalde County Sheriff's Office and Texas Department of Public Safety.
According to Doucet, Adrian Ramon Rodriguez was arrested at 8:58 a.m. after being stopped as a precaution following posts on various social networking sites.
"My office was made aware of twitter and facebook posts on Thursday that mentioned Rodriguez's name in connection with a possible act of violence on the Uvalde campus Friday," Doucet said. "With the help of various law enforcement agencies, we stopped Mr. Rodriguez on campus Friday morning to do a search for weapons."
Doucet said no weapons were found on Rodriguez or in his truck. However, during the search for weapons, officers discovered less than two ounces of marijuana, three grams of a substance believed to be cocaine and two grams of a substance believed to be crystal methamphetamine.
Rodriguez was taken to the Uvalde County jail where he was held until posting bond over the weekend. In addition to the drug charges, Rodriguez has also been expelled from school and served written notice not to trespass on the SWTJC campus.
Once Doucet completes his official report, the case will be filed with the district attorney's office for prosecution.
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