Arrest Made for Liquid Codeine

CLEVELAND, July 24, 2014 -On Monday, July 21st, a deputy with the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) Criminal Interdiction Unit (CIU) conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that was travelling south on I-69/U.S.59 in the Cleveland area. Upon making contact with the three occupants of the vehicle, the Deputy detected a strong odor of burnt marijuana emanating from inside of the vehicle. All three of the occupants stated they were returning home to Houston from a recent trip to Louisiana. During the traffic stop, probable cause was developed which allowed the deputy to search the vehicle.

During the vehicle search, the deputy discovered seven (7) pint size bottles inside of a suitcase located in the trunk. The bottles were filled with what was believed to be liquid Codeine. The suitcase and the contents belonged to one of the vehicle’s passengers.

The seven bottles containing the suspected Codeine weighed approximately 4,405 grams, or 1.16 gallons. The street value of the filled bottles is approximately $1,500 per bottle, or more than $10,500 total.

The driver and one of the passengers were released from the scene. The third passenger was arrested and transported to the Liberty County Jail without incident.

The deputy booked-in Link Brown III, 34, of Webster, TX, for the offense of Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 3, More than 400 Grams. The offense is a First Degree Felony.

Link Brown III was seen Tuesday morning by Pct. 1 Justice of the Peace Stephen Hebert, who set bond at $100,000. As of Thursday afternoon, Link Brown III is still incarcerated in the Liberty County Jail.


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